Pearl in the Pulpit
These pulpits made of rich gold crane their necks toward the sky and appear to be swaying in the breeze. Little pearl jewels sit totally protected under the overhang of the pulpit - a treasure to discover. Some might say that these look like asps flairing their hoods... however you see it, the pearls are still protected from harm.
This is a dimensional mixed-media wall piece that integrates watercolors, acrylic paints, polymer, metallic glazes and mica powders - and faux glass pearls. I conceive, design and make all of the individual elements, create the watercolor texture that runs across the back and construct the piece. The soft water color wash uses some metallic pigments to create a subtle shimmer from certain angles.
The second, more close-up photo, was taken before the piece was framed and provides a better depiction of the colors of the pulpits and the background. I take photos of the elements during the process of creation and will use those to help you see the details of the piece where necessary since it's difficult to photograph a shadowbox piece that is behind glass.
This piece measures about 18"w x 22"h and about 3" deep. It comes framed and ready to hang.