From my grid and gestalt series available in the shop.
“When They Fall” (Small Petal Gestalt Assemblage), is a small piece from my most recent body of work. The collection consists of larger scale works in grid and gestalt patterns made with flower petals. Like most of my work, these pieces are an exploration of fragility, impermanence, life’s spark and its end; as well as my desire to protect, collect, and acknowledge.
These works are made with flower petals that I have dyed, dried and laminated. Once the petals have been pressed and dried, I carefully cut out each one from the protective film and methodically lay them out into a specific pattern. I attach them to the board with adhesive and a tiny steel pin.
I've reopened my Etsy shop with a few new items. Here is a peek at a few.
I plan to add string and petals to the armatures, they will be similar to my "Fragile Brooch". (pictured below)
This video shows the process of adding a patina to the silver pieces called Liver of Sulphur.
The new works will be smaller in size (2"x2" image on 4"x6" paper) than my watercolor bloom paintings, with a single petal as the subject rather than a full bloom of four to five petals. I will have some for sale in my shop as soon as I have them completed and photographed. Below is the first in the series. Thanks for checking in!