And Now for Something Really Different:
"Last Year's Glasses"

I joined an altered art group, and we've been challenging one another to experiment. The assignment was ot use broken or cast off things in the piece. So I experimented with things around my house. This piece began with last year's bent glasses that were missing a lens. And that will be the title of the piece "Last Year's Glasses".

I used modeling paste on the board, and embedded the glasses in it. Then I skimcoated the wooden surface and embedded other objects in it - bits of lace that are too small for me to do anything with, pieces of paper towel, checkers that have lost their board, safety pins, etc. The following pictures are details from the above work.

I would love to say that this was a really well thought out composition, but I think you can tell that it's a kind of modern sampler. I'm alright with that! I learned some things in the doing of it that I can hopefully use on purpose.

There is just waaaaay too much going on. So I think I need to decide to paint out some of the textural elements. We'll see.


Sandy Mastroni said...

Hi I love that you are always experimenting . not every piece is a MASTERPIECE but something is always learned . This looks interesting ......

Anonymous said...

Well I LOVE it. But then most of your art I love. I grovel at your feet.

Denise Aumick said...

Dixie! A modern day sampler? Perfect! This takes modeling paste to a whole new dimension! This looks so intriguing from the photos but I suspect they don't even do the piece justice. How large is it? I love the bits and pieces from your life embedded in it. Oh my...I need to see this in real life. You have taken the modeling paste inspiration and run with it. Clap, clap, clap.

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, artists, for your encouragement. Kate, you're too groveling allowed among fellow artists. ;-)

Denise - this is a cradled wooden panel that is 12" x 12" square.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden