View Full Version : Evocatives Dream Series - Stately Dream
06-18-2006, 06:41 PM
This is another of my Dream Series.
Please forgive the poor photo, it is almost impossible to capture the work, as it is embedded in polymer epoxy resin, which reflects everything, and I am still trying to learn how to position myself (and try NOT to jiggle the camera) as I take the shot...
Made from a cigar box lid, costume jewelry, plastic pony beads, half of an old plastic cassette tape case, and other found objects...
Thanks for looking!
06-18-2006, 06:58 PM
Very rich and stately, madster. I like the touch of the bottom gold ornament in the middle.
06-18-2006, 07:06 PM
This is so nice! I wish I could see (and touch) it in person...:clap: I also use a lot of reflective things in my work, so I understand you photo challenges. :rolleyes: Dream series sounds so peaceful.
06-18-2006, 07:47 PM
Nice work. Very attractive.
Might I make a few photo suggestions...
A tripod will help considerably, haven't got one then try a pile of books, a crate, cardboard box. Use a time shutter release if you can't use a shutter cable. Get it all set, push the button and walk away until it is done.
A polarizing filter may help get rid of the surface reflections. If it doesn't work you may need to polarize the light source as well. These sound so technical but they really aren't. It will produce much higher quality photos and since photos are generally the first source of seeing ones work it might be worth the effort to take a bit of time and effort to get good quality images.
Just a few suggestions.
06-18-2006, 08:26 PM
Howard, thank you SO very much for those suggestions.
I do have a tripod, but still always seem to jiggle slightly, especially when doing macro shots. I never even considered the time release shutter...DUR.
My high powered digital beastie also has setting adjustments for aperture and shutter, and who knows what else...I will have to break down and RTFM (Read the Furnished Manual) to learn how to use them...
What a help you have been!
06-21-2006, 08:36 PM
Here is a bit better picture (I think):
06-21-2006, 08:50 PM
Here is "Stately Dream," and another piece, "Hidden Dream" on the wall. I think the more of them, the better...;)
06-21-2006, 10:00 PM
I agree with you Madster, each one gets better and better. I love the silver with the turquoise. What material is the turquoise element? The silver leaves on each side makes it look so elegant.
06-21-2006, 11:21 PM
Thank you so much, Mary! It amazes me to look at these on the wall, and think, "Wow, those are SO cool looking," and then realize that I made them!
Here is a close-up of "Hidden Dream"
The turquoise color is Liquitex Opalescent Blue acrylic paint. The silver shape surrounding the sea shell and hand in the center, is the heating element from my coffee machine, that had died, and I took it apart for parts to use in my assemblages. What doesn't show well, though, is the small red cochabon in the center of the hand. It looks metallic, but is red, with a opalescent glaze on it.
I do have fun gluing stuff together!
06-21-2006, 11:26 PM
Your work is truly unique!!:clap: :thumbsup:
06-22-2006, 10:29 AM
Beautiful work on this one and thank you for the close up. You also have a great eye to find things that would narmally end up in the trash. I see the cochaban an you have placed it in a perfect place but it does look metallic, although it looks nice.
06-23-2006, 05:23 AM
These two are just gorgeous and I agree they look marvelous on the wall together. You have an excelent eye for putting all these bits and pieces together:clap: :clap:
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