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edge_of_heaven
« on: November 05, 2004 01:28:11 PM »

Hi everyone  Smiley

I'm a junior in high school and currently taking an interior design course. For one of our projects, we have to design a chair (a mini one - 5-6 inches tall) inspired by an artist, piece of art, architecture, or culture. So I have chosen to base mine off of van Gogh's "The Starry Night" painting. Even though I felt it was a bit of a cliche in the art world, I knew that everyone would recognize it. In case you don't know what it looks like......

http://ethel.as.arizona.edu/~white/insap/images/vangoghx.jpg

So basically what I'm trying to do is incorporate elements from the painting into the chair. So far, I have the cypress trees in the foreground cut out from a piece of black Sculpey clay, which will serve as the back of the chair. What I wanted to do was somehow put the stars from the painting "into" the chair somehow, like poking wires into the clay, making them stick up, and wrapping the free ends around the "stars" (if that makes any sense at all  Huh).

Anways, if I DO do that, what material/s could I use for the stars? I wanted to keep the appearance of the painting alive somehow.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2004 01:31:05 PM by edge_of_heaven » THIS ROCKS   Logged
JaneJane
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2004 03:21:34 PM »

Stars:  I would think of using plastic cut-outs from a cottage cheese or yogurt type container.  To put a face (back too if needed) on your "stars", the brush strokes remind me of yarn or straw pieces which could be glued on to the plastic; they could be touched up with thinned out paint if needed. 
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