“A Fresh Start” plays with the idea of beads as paint on a palette, using bead embroidery to replicate the juiciness & volume of squeezed paint on a heavily used palette. Embellishing wool fibers onto felt to create the palette was tremendous fun, a creative technique I will use in the future! This won a prize in 2010 at the Arts International show. This sculpture is available for sale. Contact me for more information.
Complete beaded palette called “A Fresh Start”
My dh made the little slanted pedestal inside the case AND the wooden pedestal it sits on, on short notice, and without complaint! He’s fabulous.
Close up of beaded brush (real brush inside)
Closeup of green puddles
closeup of burnt sienna and yellow puddles
Close up of scarlet and orange puddles
Closeup of “cooler” puddles, violet and teal with alizarin crimson
In Process photos:
Supplies at the beginning of project. Dyed felt with roving to felt onto, and upcycled pressed board palette
Beads and partially started puddles of “pigment” onto stiffener