Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mother Lode Final Stage

I have binding and some needle sculpting to do but they're virtually finished so I can show you. They will be mounted on separate cradle boards as presentation. Everything you see on them is a form of gold, either in metal, color or gemstone.
As I was looking at the jpgs, I noticed what seem to be eyes and faces looking back at me. I tend to anamorphosize a lot of things from composits like bathroom tiles and marble floors. But then, say 'Hello Kitty' when you look at the bottom image and try NOT to to see it!
(Ed. Note: These aren't quite as garish as the picture shows. I promise! My camera tends to really intensify colors and come up with its own shades. You can see more detail by clicking on the pictures above.)


Martha Marshall said...

Wow, these are beautious! If you had to charge by the hour, would you be up to about ten thousand dollars by now? I can't even imagine the time these must have taken.

redchair said...

These are gorgeous. I'd love to actually see and touch them.

queenlint1 said...

You know how OCD I am with my building costumes and art to wear! This is just an extention of that.

I actually multi-task a little while I do them a' la' Martha Brooks Marshall, artist. I listen to taped books, watch a documentary or movie on the computer, meditate.

But mostly I just sits. And thinks, and let whatever my fingers are doing happen. It's like magic that I don't really need to be there for.


queenlint1 said...


They are a combination of hard and soft and are better studied by the bead.

For instance, I used a Russian wooden icon of the Virgin Mary and surrounded her with a starburst halo of gold beads like I've seen in Orthodox religious icons.

And as Darla told me when she saw them - after she said it hurt her eyes to look at all of it - she wanted me to make her one to sleep with!.

There's also a little bit of Swamp Witch hoo-doo in them as I sit making them. I think about the state of the world, where we're headed and ask the Goddess for Peace with a capitol.


Annette said...

Hi Dina! These pieces are amazing, I love them.
I'm sitting here, overwhelmed by the wonderful comment you left at my place.Thank you so much and I would be honoured to be featured on your blog. Wow!

queenlint1 said...

I am absolutely thrilled that you've agreed to let me feature you on my blog!
Wait 'til they see your work!


Lilly's Life said...

These are just amazing. I do so love some glamour and glitz - just beautiful pieces.

queenlint1 said...

Thanks so much! I just love doing this type of detail. My next piece moves away from the Good Earth series and adds another to a series I started with a dress.




redchair said...

Just me again. I came back to look at your pretty-pretty!

And you would have laughed at me, Dina. When I pulled up your blog and it was loading, the first thing I saw was 'body binding'! When I scrolled down, I saw it was actually the book binding. But I was going 'Wow! Where did that halucination come from? To much coffee, for sure!"

queenlint1 said...

You're talking to an old gal who has been transmuting words, etc for the last umpteen years!

I frequently see penis insteadle of pencil. I'm sure that there's a dollop of Freud in there somewhere. I'd say that makes us even.


mde art said...

Hi Dina,
Every time I visit your site I can't help scrolling to Mother Lode. It's so ethereal. I don't know how it works, but I feel better every time I look at it. I see something new each time, which I'm sure is enhanced in real life depending on the light. Beautiful, peaceful work!