Friday, November 15, 2013

"Here Today" and "Gone Tomorrow"

"Here Today"
is my first wire sculpture
aside from the "Acorn House" I made for little Charlie.
I used the paper cloth 
to make an inner bra or lining,
which I then affixed to the outer structure with more wire.
I added some decorative wire as well.

This was not an original idea,
but one that I adapted from a dvd
taught by Jenny Cochran Lee,
called Collage in the Round,
which I found in Craft Daily.
As you can probably see,
I did a lot of journaling on this first piece.
It was quite therapeutic.
And it was also helpful for me to build the structure.

I decided it was only right that since I had built 
a 'before' piece, that I should also 
construct an 'after' surgery structure.
So, here is "Gone Tomorrow"

I thoroughly enjoyed constructing this second piece!
I felt at peace and free to do as I pleased -
as I hope to feel after my surgery.

My friend Bernice shared a bumper sticker she saw recently:
"Got Boobs? Check 'Em!"
I want that to be the subtitle of this installation 
in my show.
.....and by the way, that advice is for you too!!!

I hope to do more wire structures in the future.
I'm not sure of the subject matter,
but I thoroughly enjoyed making something
and adding the cloth/paper layer.

All of these photos should enlarge,
so feel free to take a closer look at the construction.

thanks for stopping by

peace to you and yours


Connie Rose said...

These are very cool, Judy! And just think, you won't have to wear a bra anymore! I actually haven't worn one in years -- I wear men's a-shirts as camis instead. Have a great weekend! xoxo

Jeannie said...

Love them! I especially love the "after" one. It speaks loudly of the freedom you will have from worry, treatments, etc. Soon you will be take those feathers and soar. I know you will. I look at Melanie's journey and how all that she has worked towards is coming to fruition and I know the same will be true for you. Get out that dream list and fly! xoxo

yvette said...

goose bumbs

spelling ok?

you brave woman

Becky Blake said...

They are wonderful in their own right but knowing they were also therapeutic makes them even better.
I like your style!

Jane LaFazio said...

wow. powerful project, Judy. Thanks for sharing. sending you love!

Jenny said...

Can't tell you how touched I am to see your creations. My sister is a 4 year breast cancer survivor, so to see how this project helped you... wow. You really made my day! Bless you!

Maggi said...

I was wondering what you were going to do with the fantastic feathers in the previous post but you have surpassed yourself. These are two amazingly powerful pieces.

Ginny Huber said...

yes, as noted, a powerful project! specially love the idea and colors of the "after"..and the "before " is pretty special too.

Carol said...

Just fabulous, Judy and the after is truly stunning! Those feathers are beautiful! Clever, clever girl!