Tuesday, July 26, 2011


this piece was created for "artist changing tomorrow"- the organization auctions donated artwork to raise money for funding art programs in rural texas - the auction takes place early next year and can be viewed online--
the piece is shadowboxed and is constructed of hardware cloth that has been knotted with carpet warp - wrapped element extends from the body and is capped with handmade paper - wrapped element flows through the center and branches out through the top and sides -- the element branching to the sides culminates in wooden pieces that are enhances by fired clay beads - the element extending through the middle reaches up passing a wooden cap to connect with a bamboo disk embellished with a metal brad, mirroring the wooden piece at the bottom of the structure-
i titled the artwork "scarab" as it is an interpretation of the scarab beetle of ancient egypt

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