Sunday, May 18, 2008

Looking for texture

I found this piece of bark from a tree near my house. I liked the irregularity of the pattern but it reminded me of a fabric(lace). I have always been drawn to fabrics because of the intricacy of the treads which forms something bigger, strong and wearable. The pattern is fluid looking. It has flow, suggesting movement without having any actual movement. I will hopefully be able to add colour and use it with the wire rings.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


I wanted a more fluid feel to the flower so I decided to deconstruct it and build what I wanted from the pieces. I ended up with linked pieces that can move and therefore will give a fluid feel on the body. I would like to enamel these links individually then put then together.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Exploring Colour

I am exploring colour by using enamels. I chose the technique because I had used it before I liked the results. I think I want to work with something I'm already familiar with for now. I used cut out flowers because of the effect that the enamel has on the pattern. It has that blobby feel or looks like flour but has that glossy fashionable look. It might look too blobby and stiff. The colours I used where random and i would like to choose them more carefully.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photo Story

This is a photo story of the rings in my previous blog entry. Just some pictures to explain the process.

Forging on

The way things look may not be the way they are. I have felt that there are many pitfall to being a young, black South African woman. One is that there are many people waiting to decide who are what you are before you can. I am previously disadvantaged, submissive, can not possibly be accomplished. The impending series of rings is an expression of the frustration I feel about feeling that others have decided who i am or should be, so i don't make decisions about the rings until I'm making them. They still have the quality of not making sense until worn. I am intrigued by this quality.