I've been working on this piece for a couple of weeks, and just last night I put the finishing touches on it. It's called "Under Pressure," and it features a heart I cast out of clear (even though it ended up looking more amber) resin. The heart is housed in a wooden box, sitting atop a rusty funnel-like thing. Finally, I rigged the piece with a low-wattage bulb, so the heart is lit from below, which makes it appear to glow.
The first pic is from early on in the process. The white substance is modeling paste, which I often use to create texture on surfaces. In the pics that follow, you'll be able to see how I highlighted this texture using a dry brush technique.
The piece stands about 10.5". The box is approximately 5" width x 8" height x 3.5" depth.
As shown below the interior walls are textured using a cheesecloth technique I've gone back to from time to time.
I finished this collage today; as of yet it's untitled. It's created with vintage ephemera (1941 rifle scorebook and a 1954 LIFE magazine) and acrylic paint. The substrate is an 11 X 14 X 1.5" hardboard panel.
Now that I'm finished and have a chance to step back and look this thing over, I'd say it's a bit out of the ordinary for me. But I like it...
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.