Friday, June 25, 2010

"A Passing Summer"


This is another encaustic jewelry environment piece. Out here on the Northern Olympic Peninsula there is a very small group of artists that get together every so often to exchange ideas and thoughts. We call ourselves “ A Fine Disregard”. We usually have a theme or a thought that we all translate into a piece of work. And that is the focal point of the meeting. “ A Passing Summer” was the theme a few months ago and this is what I did for that encounter with “ A Fine Disregard”.

The main branch like elements are made of hand forged steel. The smaller elements are made of copper. By some divine intervention...and I'm sure there are artists out there that know what I'm saying here. The bluing on the steel was very nearly the same finish as “liver of sulfur” on copper.

There is one small jewelry element that comes off the “environment” and you can borrow it for your personal adornment. When you are through using the broach it is returned to it home on the wall. I was lucky enought to get this piece into two shows this summer.

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蔣筱芸 said...
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cindy shake said...

This piece is BEAUTIFUL! I love the movement and elegance of the branches.

juliancu said...
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玫友 said...
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羅承霞 said...

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.............................................................

opla plaza said...

i wanted to join all the oriental spammers (i get them on my blogspot too) and say good job on this latest art work. And your group sounds smart.

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陳佑發 said...

只要有心,人人可以是熱門blog!!!............................................................

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許惠吟許惠吟 said...

Of two evils choose the least...................................................

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