Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weekend Art Project

This is a mixed media assemblage piece I worked on most all weekend. I sculpted the nest from salt dough, baked, then woodburned it and wrapped a long wire of rusted tin hearts around and around and adhered it. Seems a lot simpler when I just type it out, but these first steps took HOURS of work. Woodburning lumpy bumpy salt dough! Who knew? Very tedious, long process.

Next I woodburned designs into purchased paper mache' eggs and placed them in the nest with bits of splatter painted dried grasses I picked from a local wildlife refuge. All of this is permanently adhered into the nest with strong adhesive. It will not budge.

I handsculpted the bird from polymer clay then painted it and added long bamboo woodburned legs to it.

This piece was inspired by my love of nature and birds. I live in an area where I can observe Mother Nature's bounty, so a lot of my art depicts what I see just outside my door.

Click on the pics to see very large, detailed pics!

This piece is for sale in my Etsy shop:

Have a fantastic week. :)

Sharon K. Shubert


Cathy ~o said...

I love this piece Sharon! How big is it?

Sharon K. Shubert said...

Hi Cathy,

This piece stands 7-inches tall.


Sujati said...

Oh Sharon,I love it! This is gorgeous-so much working in the details! :)

Sharon K. Shubert said...

Hi Sue, thank you for commenting! I have cut the natural grass down on the piece this afternoon to further emphasize the long woodburned striped legs on the bird. It looks better IMO. :)