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« on: December 01, 2008 12:57:17 PM »

"Lost at Sea?"
This is one of my art dioramas. It took me about 4 months to start and finish. I did the ship with a wire framework and coated it and the masts. I sewed the sails and rigged it all with red thread. They do move and turn on the masts. I detailed the wire frame with gold highlighting to make it pop more. 


There is a poem by Alfred Tennyson that is in the background and is the basis of the theme.

Here is a full head on shot of the whole thing.

A better view of the wire work letters and the mermaid. I made the tail of the mermaid and embossed gold around the edged and added the filagree (sp?) work on it. There is a bottle behind a wave that has a love letter inside, but all you can see is "I love"

The moon. Made from polymer clay, I sculpted the craters very meticulously with a needle. Then painted it silver and low lighted the whole thing with black.

The detail on the outside.

This was made for my Mother. It's very personal. It is about viewing death as a homecoming, rather than a sad farewell.
 Any comments are welcome and thank you for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008 12:59:41 PM »

wowsie wowsie wow wow!!! that is gorgeous!!

Love, Marla
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008 01:12:15 PM »

Love, love, love.....Your detail is so thoughtful, the note in the bottle and the moon sooooooooooooo great your mom is one lucky lady! I also love the meaning behind it, the whole death thing....so often thought of as a loss, not a celebration of having been part of a wonderful life!!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008 01:43:23 PM »

wow - the detail you put into this was amazing.  It is absolutely beautiful - I'm sure your mom will love it!

« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2008 01:46:18 PM »

Thank you! It's not suppose to be sad or relate to any sad thing that's happened. I've always loved this poem and when I picked up this box I had it all come to me. The box was a cast off of my Mom's and so it seemed perfect to use it and give it back to her. She's an artist as well. She paints and I was never into painting a painting, but I'm still an artist. As I have tons of her art around my house, I wanted her to have something of mine, from me, for her.

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2008 02:24:56 PM »

I am in serious awe. The idea AND the execution are both amazing. I was surprised to read that you made the moon; I totally thought that was store bought. Beautiful!

Want to contribute to an art installation? Any help would be great-join the ball game! go to 6/29/2008 of this blog for details: http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008 03:06:24 PM »

OH! It's lovely, really.

The ship reminds me of Ann Woods' ships, which I have been lusting after for ages&ages.

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