Saturday, February 7, 2009

Ideas and Completion

As I have been collecting roots for new works, some ideas have come to me. I saw a picture of lungs and though how much the veins looked like roots and how interesting it would be to use the roots as the veins and make a more dimensional piece. At first I thought of roots on a white background and then I thought it would be interesting if the roots were painted red. I also had an image of the roots coming out of my feet and being rooted to the earth. I thought about creating this by casting my feet with plaster. We shall see what happens.

I am almost finished with my heart box, containing a hollowed out heart candle filled with mica and wrapped with a root. There is another root above it on various paper. I still need to attach the cord or string to keep the box open and have a few more things to glue on.