What is mixed media?
Unique and intriguing, the mixed media eyes are a limited run series with a completely organic starting point. While I was sorting through fabric and fur scraps, I randomly started piecing together some bits that turned into the shape of an eye. I expanded on the idea, using scraps to create makeup and three dimensional eye lashes and eyebrows that pop against the background.
The finished pieces spent a few weeks hanging on the board in my studio – I was perplexed as to exactly how to finish them for framing. In the meantime I had been gathering up frames from thrift stores and recycle shops, and was torn between a uniform look and something a bit less planned. There was a stack of cardstock sitting on my worktable and it occurred to me that using that as a base was potentially a clever way to highlight the individuality of each piece, while using the dark frames would pull the mixed media collection together as a whole.
Limited edition mixed media, three dimensional art pieces; incorporating recycled fur and fabric scraps. Mounted on contrasting 80 Lb cardstock and framed using thrift store and recycled finds. There are a baker’s dozen and it’s not likely there will be any more. Several of these pieces will be available at the Conscious Coterie Holiday Market on Friday, Dec 1.
These mixed media pieces from The Eyes Have It Collection retail for $140 each.