Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beaded Skull: a meditation

Author & Artist Rachel Nelson-Smith from Santa Cruz, CA sent in this piece.

Title: Meditation on Life, Death & Beads
Completed: 2009
Materials: glass, nylon
Dimensions: 8" (20.3cm) wide x 10.5" (26.7cm) tall
Framed Dimensions: 11" (27.9cm) x 14" (35.6cm)

Rosary C says:

An outstanding proficiency in your medium is displayed in this piece of artwork. Looking past the image I am drawn to the construction of this work. Is it an optical illusion or is this really made up of interlocking circles? Thanks for submitting this and giving me something to meditate on.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Are the beads stitched or glued? Either way, this piece is so intricate, colourful, and tactile. Simple at first glance, but it has a lot to offer the viewer.

Caroline said...

Very cool and colorful! ☺

Tatman said...

Soooo trippy and cool! Great work on this. I love the entrancing circles.

Divaeva said...

awesome! . . .the beadwork is amazing!

The Frog Queen said...

Wow, great work. What an amazing piece.

Cheers!

SweetNSourShannon said...

wow !!! just wow!! I make jewelry with beads and I know this had to take forever to make ... whew!! Awesome work just awesome