Sunday, January 11, 2009

Shrunken Worlds

I create Shrunken Worlds using a ship-in-a-bottle method, hand cutting gorgeous papers, writing out bits of poems, then assembling the pieces inside glass forms of various shapes. Tools? Scissors, a wood skewer, tweezers, and patience. It's a meditative activity. The colors, patterns, textures and shapes delight me; the final paper sculpture never fails to surprise me. I'm always looking for ways to combine art and poetry. This works.

2 comments:

Spot said...

In the morning, I'll be outside checking the recycling stash from my building for suitable containers before they all get collected and whisked away!

Sounds like a fun idea to try. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Sounds like a timely project, Spot. Enjoy!