Looks like this might be Character Week on PCD. Don’t you have weeks when your eye gravitates to a style? See one and then see them everywhere? Why fight it? Is there a brush in your basement waiting to be rediscovered?
A quick liftoff for the week! This serene polymer doll is from Barcelona’s Elena Kantur.
Elena’s text is hard to translate but the graceful hands and meditative posture of the horned creature make her seem hopeful and calm. We can leave it at that.
One more edgy post to round out PCDaily’s week. Lindsay Locatelli (WazoDesigns) shifted into production mode and cranked out 14 pairs of these spiky dangles one evening.
Maybe it’s her background in wood that makes her unafraid of chopping, carving and prickly bits. There’s raw energy in the pieces on her Instagram and Artful Home sites. Her audience loves the roughness.
These pieces remind me of the pointy spring shoots bravely poking through this weekend’s snow. Join us on StudioMojo for more budding news.
Maine’s Linda Leach’s journey through polymer reads like a 13-year odyssey through classes and guilds and experiments in her own multi-media style. Linda’s voyage and this necklace brought her a 2017 Niche Award in the Polymer Jewelry category.
She created the necklace for #39 of last year’s weekly polymer challenge. Linda called it, “…a wild new piece that I know is over the top, but I love it anyway.” The necklace incorporates leaves bound in brass strips and brass wire with polymer clay cane work as well as her liquid clay/alcohol ink over etched copper technique. The cane repeats the design on the etched copper.
Kudos to Linda and what she’s accomplished. Where is your art odyssey leading you?
One more look at the sleek, scratched, sgraffito pieces that take an engineered, minimalist turn. They give us our last bit of winter’s gray and they’re both from France.
Sonya Girodon’s flat resin Wildfang bangle is embedded with horsehair and accented with two slotted polymer beads that slide on adding more shapes and a touch of bright yellow.
The horsehair looks like scratches floating in the clear resin. If you look at her Flickr page you’ll see how productive the winter has been for Sonya.
These designs have power in their sparseness and prepare us for spring’s exuberance.