Something different, a quilt-like pattern on plywood. It's 38" x 15" or so. Great fun to work on. There are so many little elements to be discovered. Can you find the pair of peacocks or the Asian ladies? I went to India this last February and can't help but think that being confronted by all the color there had something to do with this new path.
I had the good fortune of spending some time with Tin Artist Extraordinaire, Dave Yoas, this past weekend and was able to learn a little about his process. Some of Dave's pieces can take as long a two years to create and it shows in all the detail he puts into his work. Dave spends time seeking out just the right tin elements for his works and has quite the knack for finding them. When I was looking at his work this time I became painfully aware how much even good photographs don't do them justice. Go see his work in person and you will be delighted and amazed by his talent.
Dave Yoas will be showing his incredible tin artwork at La Pena next month, January 24th 7 to 9PM. For more information click here.
With every piece I do I learn something,just a little something. These things add up over time and that is what makes the process so gratifying. On this one I learned that cutting out leaf shapes from tin with greenery printed on it makes the leaves more interesting.
Working on this was an interesting challenge. It looks simple and some might think I just sat down and made it one day. Truth is - it's been going on for months. The main image, an iron was easy, but I wasn't sure what the other two images would be. The teacup seemed right but then what else? A goat? A paper lantern? A pencil? I have 3 more tin toy ironing boards so I'm hoping to make more like this.
Since the background tin is a toy ironing board I wanted the images to look like the ones that are in children's word books from the 50's.
One day I received an email via my website from a woman in South Africa who had started doing tin work. These images are of her art. I'm delighted by these pieces. The tins she uses aren't like any I've ever seen before. She has given be permission to share them here on my blog.They are truly wonderful.
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On a recent airing of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, I was introduced, as well as millions of others, to a gentleman by the name of Jonathan Adler. He was charmingly witty and engaging AND I had no idea who he was. Thanks to Google, I learned about Mr Adler and his husband, Simon Doonan. Apparently they are a power couple in the design world, who knew? Not me. Anyway looking at the interiors Mr. Adler has created in his unique mid-modern style I was inspired to try my hand at creating a re-purposed tin artwork. This is my homage to Jonathan Adler and I thank him for helping me challenge myself. Also my sincere gratitude to Dave Yoas for contributing an essential piece of tin for this piece.