Well, it’s finally here – the last image of artwork that was created during my residency at The Tin Shop (in Breckenridge, CO) in September. I saved this piece for last because it ended up staying in Breck. Each artist that participates is asked to donate a piece of art to the Arts District and this is the piece that they selected to stay. It made the title even more fitting when that happened! Created on a wood panel I incorporated some aluminum in the this piece. It was added first.
Once I had that part completed I needed a way to keep from covering up part of the aluminum that I wanted to be circles so it was protected from the next layers of mortar. Cups full of sand were placed on top those areas to block them out.
Then it was on to applying the mortar and letting it dry in the sunshine.
After it dried the next phase was to add layers of color. Layers and layers and layers….
Finally it was time to add some embellishments here & there…a few pieces of tile and a twisted wire helped to balance out the piece.
A slight change in the orientation, it was sealed, glazed and complete!
Although this is the last artwork to share from my trip I still have a post or two of images taken while I traveled to share with you yet this week. Check back soon to see those and also some photos of a project that I started back in 2009 – and just finished last week!