Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mokume Gane Critters

Here are some critter shapes I made from mokume gane slices. I was inspired by looking at old Native American and Eskimo art/artifacts books that I picked up at a used bookstore recently. Though the fish is obviously a fish, the other animals are not so identifiable.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thinking of Spring and Sluggish Shapes

It only takes a few sunny days, a noticeable increase in daylight and some January thaw for me to start thinking about spring and spring colors. I took a break from polymer for a few months because (1) I was extremely busy painting, and (2) I needed to decide how I wanted to express myself in polymer.

Doing mokume gane stacks is fun and addicting but deciding what to do with them is another. I like to have a mental picture of what I want to do before I start. What shapes please me? Lately it has been this "slug" shape, a fat in the middle, unidentified thing that has a graceful curve on the ends.