Friday, July 10, 2015

"Holy Mother"

Assemblage - Rose

I finished this piece a few months back, however, it has taken me 'til this morning to properly photograph it. It also needed a protective coating over the piece to seal it. The board in the background was an old wooden cutting board that was sanded down and painted. The bottom of the dress is packing craft paper, that has an unusual design to it. The main body is handwoven wire dress that is raised off the backboard to give the 2-D  affect. I think if I had a tighter weave in the skirt, I could have put some type of balls or marbles inside the dress.
I enjoy weaving with the wire and would like to pursue this technique further. Lydia, down below was my first attempt with the 2-D effect with wire and textiles.