The Art Fly


Posted on by Norine

Bamboo mosaic
14.25″ x 14.25″ mirror frame

This piece was made specifically for the upcoming Crafthaus online juried exhibition “Earthly Pleasures.” The idea was to create something green, that is, reclaimed or recycled from local material.

A construction crew doing bridge work in my neighborhood was thinning out a grove of bamboo and feeding it to a “chipper.” I asked them to set a few aside for me that day, and later hauled about 8 or 9 very long, heavy stalks back to my studio. It turns out I really love working with this beautiful natural material, and the curvier the better. I split open the bamboo to reveal the chambers and have a focal point that I built the piece around. I also wanted to incorporate a variety of natural “patinas.”

Aren’t you curious what’s inside?

Please email me if you are interested in this piece.

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