Fly Away Home…

"fly away home" mixed media wall sculpture, 32x20x6" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

When I first showed images of the wood I had cut out to create this wall sculpture with I believe I mentioned that many of the pieces ended up looking like birds.

work in progress, "fly away home" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Although I’m not sure what I’ll do with them or why they turned out that way I knew that I wanted to include one in this new piece. As I began to test out designs and placement of the pieces I already heard the title in my head, it didn’t take long to make the title and the composition mesh. This is probably a bit more muted than many of my art pieces but I like the simple color scheme for a change.

work in progress, "fly away home" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

The pieces that are the mottled shades of blue and metallic were all done with multiple layers of spray paint on the wood pieces. The other pieces were painted with copper acrylic.

work in progress, "fly away home" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

I floundered a bit with what “found objects” I was going to add and actually ended up with very few at the end of the process but it felt right. I had all but forgotten the light wood cutouts that add the accents throughout this piece, once I remembered those it went together quickly.

work in progress, "fly away home" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Would you like to see this piece in person? It’s on display between now and March 13th at the Plainfield Public Library in Plainfield, Indiana, along with 30 other new artworks. There will be an opening reception next Sunday, February 20th from 1 to 3. I’d really like for you to visit if you can! Be sure to mark your calendar so you can join me.

I have a few other compositions in the works, most of them smaller than this piece. It will be fun to play with them and see how they come to life. Will they all have birds in them? I have no idea, we will find out soon…


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