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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gift from the Sea~ a work in progress

Whe I was a child, my Mother took me to lots of museums. Sometimes I thought it was boring but many times there were amazing inspirations there. Her love of art and craft have always been an inspiration to me.

On one vist, I recall seeing a particularly fascinating Japanese painting of the oean. I love oriental art. While searching the internet for it recently, I came across this amazing version of it which is completely made from bits of plastic. It has an amazing message.....

by supernova17 This triptych is based on the famous Japanese painting, “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”. Instead of paint, the colors are composed of 2.4 million pieces of plastic - the estimated amount of plastic that enter the world’s ocean’s every hour!

 
 
The paitining itself inspired me to start thinking about a new project...
Here's a glimpse of it as seen through my working magnifying glass


As you might imagine, I can only sit for so long looking through a magnifying glass and so I have to give my eyes regular sight breaks...
not to mention breaks that come with life....dinner, laundry, family, homework helper, scouts, etc.
I hope to complete this new cuff sometime this week.  The little hand beaded goldfish is rising up out of the waves to deliver his gift, a pearl, to you.
Still have to finish the rest of the waves, create a closure and back it with a lovely soft felt...

"Miles to go before I sleep".........

7 comments:

Nancy's WildWire said...

It is going to be poetically beautiful!(yes, I make up words if I can't find one I like!)

Audrey said...

Yes, I use bottle caps and even snall playdough cups to hold bead soups....

Maria Soto Robbins said...

You were one lucky little girl to have to go to all those museums with your mom! I like your inspiration piece and look forward to seeing the completed cuff!

Audrey said...

Thank you so much Nancy and Maria for your kind compliments!!

Daffydill's Days said...

This is so lovely and your story of inspiration makes the creation even more poignant! Thanks for sharing this.

Cat said...

Now I know why your jewelry is so lovely and lyrical- it was inspired by such beauty!

Audrey said...

Thank you very much Deb and Cat!!

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