After 1800 hours of working on this piece, it is finally done! I have learned so many things from this project! It about did me in but in the end I am very pleased with the results. It is quite wonderful to have a vision of something you want to accomplish and succeed!
“Entanglement” 2014 7′ x 4′ mixed media
©Terri Shinn 2014 Photo by Ken Rowe
Please do not use these images without permission of Terri Shinn
Wow, haven’t been prepared for how slow the progress has been on this piece! I am really learning patience well, trying to. After having the parts scattlered in three rooms of the house while working on it, I was able to finally hang it up. It seems to be having the feel I was striving for BUT I am having to add more variety of scale to the “tendrils.” So, back at it I go. Here is the stage before more pieces are added.
It is taking about three times as long as I had expected to be at this stage…oh well. So, after 1 1/2 gallons of Light Molding Paste and about 10 days, I am getting close to the painting stage…just a little more drying time…
Hope all of you are having a great start to the New Year. One of my goals for this year, is to do a better job at keeping you informed.
After weeks of making samples trying out different techniques, the “Ant Nest sculpture” piece has finally begun. Although, with our high humidity…80-90%, it is taking 3 and 4 times as long to dry between the coats of mediums. So, far I have wired the cording and applied numerous coats of products. Here is a picture of several of the “tendrils” drying. The overall size should end up 3-4′ x 20″ ish.
As I sit watching the snow quietly lay a beautiful white blanket upon the landscape, I want to take this time to thank you for following my blog! I have been nose to the grindstone trying to get some Christmas gifts completed. With a sigh and maybe a glass of wine, I have completed that task. So after the holidays I will be back trying to finish up some of the projects I have been sampling for months…so until then…I wish you a very Happy Holiday and a fantastic New Year!!
My piece “Time Crumbles Things” is in the Winter Issue of Fiber Art Now.
Artists on the left page: Terri Shinn, Donna Deaver, Frances Solar, Martha Wolfe. Right Page: Susan Sue Hotchkis Textile Artist, Karen J. Cooper, Boisali Biswas,
Natalya Aikens, Katerina Usvitsky.
Okay, after struggling to find more room in my tiny studio…10 X 12…I have managed to eek out a minuscule amount more space! I really don’t think I can do this again…really need more space as I keep moving into different directions of artwork.
I just can’t help myself…I just want to prolong the colors of fall!
The colors are so magnificent in the garden right now I thought I might share a few…enjoy!
I just realized I hadn’t posted the completed “cast paper roots”. Here it is…almost…still wanting to re-work the coloring and shading a bit more. The piece needs to pop a bit more…stay tuned…