Monday, July 5, 2010

Dimensional Extension

I couldn't quite call it a dimensional explosion (in honor of the 4th), but I have broken through into the third dimension with these little pieces. The "extensions" were made in Miles Conrad's 3D class at the encaustic conference and I worked the little paintings this weekend.

Two views of  No. 1 = Encaustic and collage with plastic, 8"x5"x1.75"

Two views of No. 2  =  Encaustic, collage, oilstick, pebbles with cardboard, 5"x8"x1.75"

Two views of No. 3 = Encaustic, fiber, paper, 5"x8"x1.75"

Of course I had to spend some time in the studio this weekend even though I was trying to take it easy because of the heat. With my two fans going, it wasn't too bad, but I had to leave by the afternoon when the sun came over the top of the building and moved toward my side.

I enjoyed sitting in my easy chair at the studio with my feet up early this morning as I sipped my coffee and read Daniella Woolf's Encaustic With a Textile Sensibility. What a wonderful collection of artists she has included in this book! I found it really inspiring.

Another Nest
Here's another whopper that Bonnie found in a birdbox. It's a house sparrow's nest that contained four eggs.

It filled absolutely every part of the box's interior. You can see how hard they must have worked to find all the great feathers, including a few cardinal feathers for color.

This shot is looking into the interior of the nest where the eggs were laid. It is lined with the kind of crinkly plastic that covers cigarette packs. Pretty clever and certainly three dimensional.


Sharon Barfoot said...

I really like #3 and the idea of having the fibers embedded. Nice work.

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

The 3-D exploration is wonderful! You are really allowing the sculptor self have some fun. I especially loved the "hairy" surface you created with fiber.

Wendy Rodrigue Magnus said...

Hi Nancy, I stumbled on your blog earlier this week and have had fun exploring. Great stories and pictures and ART. It occurs to me that you might like the work of a friend of mine here in New Orleans, Sidonie Villere:

In the meantime, I too have an art blog of sorts (I'm just the wife...), if you're so inclined:

I'm so glad to have found your Art in the Studio and will continue to follow. Wendy Rodrigue

Nancy Natale said...

Thank you, Zappha and Terry. I had fun with the hairy piece. It is coconut fiber and very hairy.

Thank you, too, Wendy. It's nice to hear from you and I'll check out your friend's site and your blog.

Jhina Alvarado said...

I love this new work! It's realy beautiful.