Monday, August 23, 2010

The Siren's Song

The Siren's Song 7 x 24"

My friend Joen, as I've mentioned before, is always an excellent source of beach detritus. But this was one of the best things she ever brought me. A very distressed wooden box, with some blue paint still attached, interesting holes and worn places, and rusty hardware. I knew it would need some wonderful items to fill it, so I've held onto it for a over a year, trying different things and then letting it sit for a while.

My daughter and I came across the cement mermaid head one night walking home from dinner, the clarinet section was a swap meet score. The shell I found in New Jersey. I raided my drawer of rusty leaves and then attached everything with a combination of Liquid Nails and small gauge wire. I'm rather pleased with the way it turned out - well worth waiting for. Thanks, Joen.
Available at Open Studios this October.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, Erin? This is SO neato. I love that age-y ness and the leaves and that clarinet is the bomb. Really nice work.