Seated Nude With Tiara

2017

12″h x 8w” x 6″d

Mixed Media

Knots & Tangles

Mixed media projects often present the challenge of how to bond a variety of materials together. Things went together pretty smoothly, except for attaching the tiara.  Epoxy was the solution for keeping it in place. The wooden base, that previously held a trophy, is painted with a distressed metal finish.

Inspiration:

An invitation to an annual “Art Doll” event includes an item that needs to be incorporated into the “doll.” This year, I received a key which became the tiara.

Once in a while, I will spot some item that calls out to me – a discarded piece of machine, a flea market find, a unique antique. I heed the call and bring the thing home, hoping that an idea that matches it will follow along. I’ve been waiting to use this piece of metal – I have no idea where I got it or what it was originally used for, but a human form appeared as I looked at it.