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Spinners!

E*graphics out-of-doors! I’ve found they can fly pretty vigorously in strong winds, so I used painted stones for some additional weight at the bottom. Love when the light comes through them as they spin in the breeze.

4 spinners
Four spinners

Feathers

Still working on improving e*graphic feathers… getting closer! These are sewn to hand-formed copper quills and can stand on their own, which offers some fun display options.

Spring array

After the grey of winter, the colors of e*graphic suspensions against the newly greening trees are a feast for the eyes and heart.

E*graphic suspensions outdoors

Winter beauty

Snowflakes from encautigraphics!

For each of my holiday greetings this year, I enclosed a snowflake made from e*graphic material using a plotcutting device. The material worked beautifully with the blade and the resulting forms feel magical, suspended from lights using a single silver thread.

Floating Leaves mobile

Here’s a mobile using a different type of attachment system that lets the components “grow” upward from a single weighted point. It’s a great form to use with e*graphics since almost anything is heavier than they are—the piece giving weight in this example is just a simple wire pod covered with Japanese tissue, plus a small silver coil with polymer bead, and an e*graphic tail.

Floating Leaves suspension
Floating Leaves suspension

Little Sunflower House

Little Sunflower House
Little Sunflower House

I was asked to submit an artwork for the University of Michigan Health System Employee Show as a family member. Since the first version of Sunflower House was 21″ tall and the height limit for this was 16″, I made a smaller version to send to Ann Arbor. It was an interesting exercise in recreating an artwork, but luckily e*graphics gives the ability to do that! A nice side benefit of the process…

Oak Ogee mobile

I’ve been having a lot of fun learning to create mobiles using music wire and encaustigraphics. They’re a perfect pairing of strength and lightweight color.

Oak ogee mobile
Oak ogee mobile

Sunflower House

Evening sun illuminates an 18″ driftwood construction framing a large encaustigraphic with a beautiful sunflower and its spiral seedhead. Small additions at the base made from glow in the dark polymer clay, and the shadow of a mobile punctuates the front.

Sunflower House
Sunflower House

Simple nothing on a cloudy Sunday

simple nothingThe creative impulse can leave me laughing sometimes… I love to put random pieces of leftover stuff together and this is one that caught my eye today. Even on a cloudy day, e*graphic material is luminous, and this funny construction also highlights how very lightweight it is. With only a dried acorn cap as a base, and a hastily wound piece of leftover copper wire as a support, a small nosegay of color is held jauntily in the air. Magic!