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Monday, 26 July 2010

Calder Earrings

This is my entry for the Art Bead Scene Challenge for July. Inspired by the beautiful sculpture Blue Feather by Alexander Calder.


I wanted to capture the lightness of the sculpture, and the feeling of the black smaller pieces kind of floating in the air. I don't know if I managed doing that. But I was certainly intrigued by the spaces in between the materia in this sculpture. I would very much like to see it in reality to see it move around slowly. Must be very sort of meditative and calming.


The black and orange beads are handmade by myself in polymer clay. After they were baked I sanded them to sharpen up the shapes. I had planned to make them all smooth. But when I saw them like they are now I decided to leave the surface rough and with traces of the larger grade of sanding paper. I like the rustic feel it creates. I added turqouise Dupioni silk and some black matte Delicas.



8 comments:

steufel said...

WOW!

Janet said...

These are very eye catching! I like I like!

Rebecca said...

These are so cool! I am v impressed. Love the colours. ANd also the beads! I don't normally like polymer clay but you have done a really great job here.

Pretty Things said...

Those are great!

sharon said...

These are super, I mean, really great! The contrast of colors, the space, and the textures is so perfect!

Regina said...

They are great, they capture the essence of the painting. I like the burst of blue!

Malin de Koning said...

Thank you all so much for the appreciating words.

Sara said...

Pues si que son curiosos. genial.