Sunday morning I really needed a quick art fix before heading back down to Eugene. I still have a final hazardous materials removal from the house for sale. I pulled out the wax pot and cranked the heat. A few days ago I created a total of 14 flower buds to work through. Each wire form received a covering of dress pattern tissue paper, and now a wax treatment. I can certainly see a major difference between the 2 surfaces. In the above photo, the bottom form is just the paper covered wire without wax. The above form is waxed. There is a dramatic color change and surface shift from matte to glossy. The under-layers of paper containing text and lines become more clear with a wax application. Certainly an interesting change to ponder. I’m looking forward to utilizing different papers for each flower stalk, making each stalk very individual but part of the whole installation. I’m already thinking of using pages from books too…. appropriate for the venue it will eventually occupy!
More fun to come!