As a result of I’ve osteoporosis, I used to be impressed to create artworks to replicate the situation. As I labored over a number of seasons, the items advanced leading to what I name, “ossified bones.”
My challenge started in the summertime, which is the time of 12 months when my storage turns into a hand-made paper studio. I began by masking plastic bones with sheets of Abaca paper, which shrinks to suit the bones because it dries. I lined smaller bones the primary summer time and moved on to cowl bigger bones the next summer time. As I labored, I assumed the bigger bones appeared too actual and never sufficient like artwork, so I melted wax (encaustic) and lined them, giving them a unique patina.
Then final winter, I started placing the bones collectively to create artworks. The primary items have been connected to linen in a spherical wood embroidery hoop and my work continued to evolve.
Discovering an outdated wood planter in my yard, I took it aside, sanded it and used the wooden as a background to connect the bones with string. As I used to be tying string, I started to make use of various kinds of knots, which advanced into braiding the string as I wrapped it across the bones and wooden.
With my “Ossified” challenge lastly full, I just lately exhibited it at St. Mary’s Artwork Middle (SMAC) in Virginia Metropolis, Nevada. SMAC is an outdated hospital constructing that’s 4 tales tall and was constructed within the late 1800’s in the course of the silver mining period. On the time, it was thought-about a cutting-edge hospital constructing.
At SMAC, my “Ossified” exhibit was displayed in an intimate house with one window overlooking the outdated cemetery the place employees from the silver mining interval are buried. The miners have been handled on the hospital, which is now the artwork middle. I used to be happy to see my exhibit come collectively to hitch historical past, artwork and well being.
Pictures and descriptions of my work are included right here. I hope you take pleasure in it.
By: Carol Brown, Artist
All work is unique and Carol Brown owns the copyrights.
Combined Media Drawing
“What you’re, we have been; What we’re, you shall be”
Wooden, Linen, Plastic, Hand Made Paper, String, Thread
Bones of No Colour
Wooden, Plastic, Hand Made Paper, Encaustic, String, Black Suede, Glue
Wooden, Plastic, Hand Made Encaustic, String
Wooden, Plastic, Hand Made Paper, Encaustic, String