Pulp, water, magic
Transformed. I present to you
It started out innocently enough
with making paper from pulp, dried flowers,
glitter, hemp ribbon, cheese cloth added.
To use the paper in a paper in a project I decided to venture into a 3-demensional rooster
because I have a 'thing' for roosters. But where to start? I could paint a a rooster. I could collage a rooster but 3-D?? I decided to cut a basic rooster shape from masonite, glue recycled
styrofoam to it then carve a rooster with a rasp. Just a warning~~ styrofoam crumbles into tiny
balls and makes a big mess. A fun mess but a mess all the same.
But he was white and the edges looked like masonite between styrofoam and I wasn't sure if the paper I made would cover. I covered the perimeter of Mr. Rooster with fuchia tissue paper. He started to look like something.
Here he is in my car seat, going for a field trip.
Over the next month slowly Mr. Roosterstein came 'alive. On walks dried branches would pop into my eyesight. I'd think, that would be perfect for the tail or top know or wings. I bolted him to a recycled book titled "Cradle of Civilization." My friend Dave got involved and said he needed a beak so he carved one out of wood. My husband said roosters are not white and I should paint him. At that
point I was done with Mr. Rooster but he did have a point so I sprayed
him with Color Wash and Radiant Rain sprays.
He stands to greet you as you enter the show given by my group,
The Experimental Art Of the South Bay.
The studio owner said that he brings a smile to everyone's faces so he put him so
that he is the first thing you see when you walk in.