Sunday, August 26, 2007
more dried things
Except for the dried orange peel and the papier mache bowls, these have all been collected this past spring and summer. Ironic, isn't it? since these dried fallen things are probably more often associated with autumn and winter. But there are things falling and dying all the time.
While waiting for the clayballs to dry last month, i had been shaving some tree branches picked up at the parks nearby. I am saving the wood shavings for making more papier mache things.
After the branches were shaved, they were cut into these little wooden pieces:
Look how they relate to my orange nipples painting [still work in progress]:
It was actually from the painting that i thought to cut them up so you could see the perfect dotted center.
I like salvaging these things that would have been just left to fade away. like the fact that even though they are essentially dead, they still exist and you can still see how beautiful they are.