Saturday, April 25, 2009

Finished Pieces

This is the finished Nautilus Shell wall sculpture. I like the addition of the Rockfish for added color. I also embellished the piece with strands of glass beads in sea colors of blue and green that sparkled and caught the light.


Here is a quick image of the finished Humboldt Squid wall sculpture. Though the sculpture was a bit heavier (at least 25 lbs. due to the larger steel tentacles) than most of the sculptures I make, it hung well using three hangers in the back. You can't tell very well from this digital picture, but I did use a lot of strands of glass beading on this piece too. I'm a little disappointed that the finished pieces look very similar the most of my other seascapes. With the addition of the new clay elements, I was trying for a really different feel but when I look at the digital images they seem way similar to my other work. Oh well. These two pieces were delivered to a local Gallery, Half Moon Creek Gallery in Anchorage, where I can conveniently drive them there in mere minutes. Shipping is going to have to be rethought, because the way the ceramic components are wire mounted they would be impossible to ship without breakage... More brainwork needed there.

5 comments:

Orion Designs said...

I think they're gorgeous Cindy!

cindy shake said...

Oh, thank you Vicki!

Linda Starr said...

Oh, Cindy those are wonderful. Wow, I just looked at the previous post and noticed how large they are from the hand in the photo. I bet they are even more beautiful in person. The shape of the nautilus shell really appeals to me and the glazing is beautiful. What great pieces.

cindy shake said...

Hi Linda! thank you for the kind words. I forgot to tell you that along with finishing up these two pieces, I also got some *special* Ravens cut out... One *special* piece should get welded and painted next week for a flight south to sunny CA... ;o))

judy coates perez said...

Beautiful!