An Artistic Sanatorium . . . for the muse plagued with artistic attention deficit disorder.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Wishing Well

Here's a little project that is no more. I've been trying my hand at paper-engineering. This is the beginning of a sculptural version of the well that also features prominently in another project. Unfortunately, I was using paper that was too heavy-weight and rubber cement as adhesive. As soon as humidity set in, it started to fall apart - rather elegantly, like a rose, first leaning and drooping (as you see it doing here) then quietly losing it's petals - but falling into oblivion none-the-less. Also, the rubbercement yellowed and collected dust in all the crevices. It was pretty forlorn in the end.

However, I learned a lot and Percy has some new tricks up her sleeve we'll have to try.

Notes to self:

Try a light Canson paper

Good ole Elmer's glue

Work from ground up - not top down. Seems obvious, I know, but remember my background is in costume and clothing is usually draped or "sculpted" top-down.

We'll see what happens next!


Robin said...

I can't wait to see more of your paper sculptures! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your very kind words. The feeling is entirely mutual :-)

David Lifson said...

Wow, these are awesome! I was looking at your flickr... I'm so impressed with what you can do. Do you make each unicorn and tree and whatnot by hand using tweezers? The detail is so fine, I know I don't have the steady hands for it :)

Also, would you mind emailing me at I'm so so happy that you are using Postling and I want to hear all about how we can make it better for you. Thanks!

Renee of the Fae said...

Oh, wow! It's so beautiful! Good thing you took pictures before it began it's wilting.

a mermaids purse said...

wow!! i am so amazed by the beauty and enchantment of your stunning art!! its truely breath taking!! ;0) such a beautiful blog!

x kazzy x

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