This piece came to fruition after creating Ceremonial and Circadian, drawing from the rolled paper and the idea of creating a clock. It came together pretty quickly after creating both of those pieces!
From this pile of rolled paper I decided the layout for the piece and attached them all to the LP. To make the hands of the clock portion stand out I added the painted CD.
This was one of my favorite LP pieces and I’m happy to say it found a good home and was purchased by a fellow artist. Here’s a picture of the finished piece:
One more left, then one other piece from the recycled/upcycled show last year and I can start sharing some new work and ideas!
As promised in the last post, I’m continuing with artwork created on old LP’s. Today’s piece began as all the others shown here, stacked and waiting for some creativity to find them. It is actually the one on the top of the pile, that’s been spray painted with hammered metal color paint.
Different from the last post, there are no magazine pages. Instead, I began by outlining the record onto a piece of watercolor paper and drawing a mandala with that circle. On one side was the drawing, on the other side I had fun with some abstract painting of watercolors.
Once the paint was dry I began the tedious task of cutting out tiny areas of the mandala so that, once attached, the record would show through. Yes, these images show some pink & brown instead. That’s my pretty cutting board and my work table. 🙂
After all the cutting was done the paper was attached to the record and extra drawing, ink and glass pieces were added to it for some dimension.
The final step creating “Circadian” was to add the mechanism and hands to transform it into a work clock. Viola!
Hmmmm. I wonder what the next piece will look like? You’ll find out in a few days!
Okay…back to catching up art from last summer’s solo show of recycled/upcycled art work! The next few posts are all about artwork that was created on 33 1/3 LP’s. One of my very first gallery showings, about ten years ago, was made up of the same thing so this isn’t new for me, just re-visited as it fit the theme.
The first step for all the pieces was to fasten wood pieces to the back so the hangers could be attached and so that they would stand out from the wall a bit when hung, giving them more dimension. It was also essential because some of them were made into clocks and there needed to be space for the mechanisms to fit.
After that step was finished I began work on the individual pieces. Some had been spray painted and others were not. For today’s piece, Ceremonial, it had been painted bright red. The time-consuming part of this creation was rolling all the magazine pages! From a distance many people have mistaken them for pencils. 🙂
Once that had been done then I began playing with the layout of the piece. I had cut a piece of scrap foam core and covered it with aluminum to use as a vertical break in the piece so I arranged the magazine rolls to one side of it until I was pleased.
Prior to attaching all the piece I colored the aluminum piece with inks to compliment the background color of the record. Then it was time to glue the pieces down, add a few embellishments and, ta-da, finished!
Creating art on 33 1/3 records last week was fun! The class was small enough I was even able to joined in and play a little. 🙂 I had a variety of records ready….several spray painted various colors and some left as they were made. Each of us picked a different type and everyone went in a different direction. I always find it fascinating to see how a group of people can all be given the same materials to choose from and yet each piece that is created is so different from the others.
We got busy chatting toward the end of class so I don’t have any images of the finished products this time. Ooops! This piece was close to finished.
It’s creator is a calligrapher so she was going to design a quote or saying to attach in the center of the record. I’ll be anxious to see it when it’s complete! I’m saving the images of my piece for another post, look for it soon!
Don’t forget that in FIVE days the fabulously fun “Art on Record” class will be held at the studio of Lynne Medsker Art & Photography in Brownsburg, Indiana.
Come try your hand at creating some “round” art on a 33 1/3 album. There’s no limit to what we might explore! For more details read this blog post, to sign up email me at email@example.com! The class fee is $30, or you can sign up for two additional classes and pay a discounted rate of $75 for all three.