A few months ago I ventured for the first time into the world of mixed media art in order to create something unique as a birthday present for one of my best friends. I think I'm in love! I had so much fun on this project. It was pure creative freedom! I ran around my apartment from one corner to another like a spinning top bouncing off four walls, gathering every piece of material I could find to include in my painting. Keys, buttons, hair pieces, silk flowers, plastic leaves, beads, wire, lace, gears, broaches, earrings, chains, gems. Anything I could find that would provide texture and represent parts of me that I was willing to part with was included in this painting.
|See that diagonal grid in the background of the painting to the lower left? Mesh from a grocery store that was protecting some mangoes in my kitchen.|