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.