Monday, November 16, 2009

Broaching My World

Shattered

The Hole Truth

Day Dream

Pussy in the Woods

Here is the first of a series of brooches I have designed using found objects.

I work in two studios, one, a small space I have in my bedroom and the other, a space I share with my husband. He has the downstairs and I have the upstairs. I love wandering around in his shop, finding objects that have fallen to the floor after he has ground a piece or has spun something wonderful on the lathe. I also pick pieces off the shelf which he has crammed with all sorts of amazing raw wood.

I so enjoy mixing the textures of different objects such as wood, felt, stone, coral, sand paper and fluffy yarn.The brooches incorporate objects around me, using pieces I find beautiful in nature that have fallen to the ground. When walking in a park or walking my dog I look at the most miniscule things that have fallen to the ground. I know these things I find are already dead but I see so much life still yet to be lived. What amazing textures and color some of these objects have.

Mixed media is the best way to express the world I live in. A world that is hard, soft, textured, layered and is forever changing. I like it that way.

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