My Angel of Inspiration

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I finished her the other night and hate to leave her anywhere. I move her from room to room with me throughout the day and love looking at her. She's my Angel of Inspiration and she represents who I am as an artist. She began as a twist on my wire and fabric obsession and ended up representing the materials and techniques that inspire me most. Her skirt is made of chicken wire and she has a torso made of a spool of thread and arms that are paper clay. Her skirt and jacket are- of course- artist's canvas, and have needles embedded on either side of the front. Her wings are made of 16-gauge steel wire that I stitched “paper” made from fabric scraps to (this is a technique I developed for my book, Creative Bloom). Her wings allow her to fly to wherever or whatever her inspiration sends her to.

You've probably caught the sewing theme by now, but for extra emphasis she's holding a small embroidery scissor given to me by my mother. Besides sewing, she loves found objects (the pieces of carpenter's ruler) and she is of course, much enamored with birds. The little blue birdie she holds on her hand was created from polymer clay with a bit of fabric added for a wing. Because she represents my inspirations I had to include my love of drawing and color by adding in the used and broken bits of caran d’ache crayons to her skirt. Because flowers are such a huge inspiration for me, she wears them, one in her hair and one as a brooch. She’s my girl and I love her. I hope you do too.

She measures:  13” h. x 7”w. x 5” d.

 

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