We only know the artist as Rashmi on Twitter. If you discover more about Rashmi, let me know.
While we know we’re a worldwide community, it’s still fascinating when you see how culture and spirit come through the clay. How does she do that?
Friday is StudioMojo writing day so I’ll leave this mystery in your good hands so I can concentrate on organizing the intriguing topics and tidbits that float by us each week. There’s always much to uncover and bring to you. Join us at StudioMojo.org for all the weekend juicy bits.
Snakes for Monday? But these snakes from Bali’s Jon Stuart Anderson are not your garden variety.
This sculptural shrine crawling with snakes and topped with a glass ball is the most densely ornamented item I’ve ever seen from Jon. He collaborated with Luke Brown and Sudida to get the imagery just right. You’ll find frogs, masks, and many more caned images hidden throughout the highly decorated piece.
Some of his in-progress shots on Facebook show how the insides and hidden parts of his works are created with the same care and attention as the main elements. Here are a top view, a closeup of patterns, an early photo without wildlife.
If you haven’t visited Jon’s site for a while, you’ll be surprised by all the new products. Jon recently had joint surgery and I thought he’d be sidelined for a while but his creativity is more apparent and he’s more prolific than ever!
Barb Alexander’s spring 2019 tour of Bali is full so she’s added a second one if Bali’s wonders (including polymer) have been on your bucket list.
Ukraine’s Darya Tarasenko (SoFoxyClay) delights us with her sculpted polymer birds on a wire. What a great gift for a birder. And perfect for a summer Friday.
If you feel close to cracking the polymer code and want more info, join us over at StudioMojo where we offer more clues to what’s happening in our world in a Saturday morning newsletter.
Not so much red, white and blue this year but a more somber yet whimsical look sculpted in polymer.
Doreen considers the immigrants in her family. Donna looks at resistance. Amy is all about heart.
How would you translate this July 4?
Their pensive expressions pull us in for a deeper look as we approach Mothers Day in the midst of #metoo. She hints at their stories here.
Ellisa says, “As I sculpt, I push the polymer clay past its intended size and boundaries, then incorporate found objects, and finally paint the baked clay with layers of oils.”
The overview of her women and all their stories on Artsy.com is fascinating. Learn more from this PolymerArtArchive post and see her in the Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions show at the Racine Art Museum until June 24.