A Pedestal Display For Tiny Things

Domed Display

As early readers of my blog know, I really enjoy playing with how various frames change our perceptions of objects.  Just placing something on a pedestal makes itseem special.  With this one, I wanted to have a more fantasy/faerie feel to it, so worked with rounder, softer shapes.  I drooped and bent some of the major elements as well.  Instead of the warring states  Chinese feeling some of my other pieces have, this one walks a different line. More cake decoration than bronze.

I finished it up by sewing a small, velvet pillow and glued on an acrylic dome from a gumball machine prize. I stepped outside my typical hand worked ‘elemental style’ to match my idea, and ended up liking the actual piece.  A main reason why I enjoy making things is the surprises that come as the idea becomes real.

About John

Interested in how information intersects daily life, technology, and art. Collaboration specialist, working in social and collaborative media. Biomedical Informaticist, focusing on patient/patient, patient/provider communication.
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