January 20, 2008

Iron Heart

Iron Heart
Iron Heart - Back
This is a bit ironic LOL -- but the challenge on Inspire Me Thursday this week is to push your boundaries and what timing. I push the boundaries with a lot of my art, but some pieces are harder than others. 3-D work has been a challenge, but also the most rewarding for me.

I couldn't find my large paper mache heart and the thought of trying to form my own heart shape seemed daunting, but I tried an experiment. This is actually the central piece for a window screen assemblage I am outting together and I plan on entering it in a juried show -- another scary thought LOL

I cut out a heart shape from brown paper bag, stitched, and stuffed before treating with texture mediums and iron paint.

17 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

Your hearts look very metallic and dimensional. Very nice pieces.

Joanne

Angie in AZ said...

It's fantastic! Love the texture and color both. And the mask from your last post is phenomenal!

lily said...

Very nice. I love the weathered and rugged look.

tangled stitch said...

Love the textures and love the story behind the piece. Good luck with the juried show!

Anonymous said...

I am a huge heart lover and I absolutely LOVE THIS ONE!!! Great job!!!

Beth M :)

kathy mc said...

Very cool Karen.

H. Buchholz said...

This does look like some sort of patina-ed metal. What kind of paint did you use? Looks cool! good luck with the show!

Deb G said...

Looks great!

laurel said...

Wow! Made from a paper bag. I thought it was metal. I love the colors and texture of it. That's great that you are entering it in a show. Best of Luck!

titration said...

Risk taking and deep (metaphorically) , I dig it.

Charlie said...

Cool heart. I love the texture and colors. It really looks like metal. Would never have guessed it's made out of a paper bag. Good luck on your show.

Vale said...

'Morning Karen!
Wow you really pushed the creative envelope with your hearts here, they're incredible! One wants to run their fingers over their surface. You have quite the gifted imagination, Karen!
Hugs, Vale :)

Laura Scarlett said...

Wow you found a great way to solve the problem. I love the result. These look so tactile and exotic. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece when all assembled.

Barbara said...

what a fantastic heart...love the colours!

cookie said...

this looks like a heart that has weathered a lot of storms. I'm glad you are going to enter it into a juried competition. It is very nice.

carla said...

That's amazing! It looks like it's made out of stone! What beautiful work:> Isn't it cool what we can come up with when we take a chnace. Good luck with your show entry!

The Backporch Artessa said...

Love the dimension and the texture! This ROCKS!