Monday, February 23, 2015
Recently I joined an online artist group. Each month an assignment is posted. February's
assignment is to make art using a 3D shape of a hand. The second part of the assignment was to
give the hand a theme that had personal meaning. The photo above is a hand turned sideways,
thumb tucked behind. My hand became a Redwing blackbird. I live next door to Camp Redwing
Girl Scout camp. To me the Redwing blackbird means home.
Lucky for me the creative inspiration didn't stop there.
When I first read the assignment my thoughts went to hand shadow puppets. Below is a photo of
rabbits! (front and back)
This project has grown by leaps and bounds. I'm about to suit up and brave the walk across my
backyard to the studio. I am mounting these pieces, and several more, to a long board today. The
plan is to make a garland of sorts.
Okay, time for me to brave the -2 degree temperatures and get to work.
Keep warm and stop back soon!