Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Whimsical Wednesday - Gecko on Barrel Cactus
The Rogue Speaks:
I have worked with gourds for several years, and find them to be a very interesting base for whimsical pieces. This piece took many hours to cut and paint, but I was very happy with the results. It never occurred to me that in this arid climate, the gourd would continue to dry out, distorting the cut-out to the point where it no longer fits snugly on the base. I never intend to sell this piece, however, and it sits among my collection of carved Oxacan figures that I have collected over the years.
Not all the gourds I carve are whimsical. Below is a carved piece that contains copper and jade.
I wish I could settle on ONE medium on which to concentrate, but I just can't! Art is so much fun, don't you think??
Please visit the other offerings at dt haase's Whimsical Wednesday. Whimsy comes to us in so many forms!!!