"Attitude" | March 20, 2012
Ahh, I had these pictures ready to go for quite a while, but totally forgot to upload them.
Okay, so this piece was based on African “art”. The reason why I put “art” in quotations is because to them, it wasn’t art. It was tools they used for religious cerimonies or just cerimonies in general. I don’t know why, but I love doing things based off African ar”. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re so unique, or if it’s easy to recreate, but just something about it makes it so fun!
I made this in my Multicultural Art class. I didn’t have this class first semester, but now I do for second! And I love it! The first project we did were linoleum prints, and now we’re using bead looms to create bead bracelets. I’ll post those later… :P
Now, how did I do this, you say? Well, my teacher gave us a sheet of copper, some tools to… tool… Ahahah, and yeah. That’s pretty much it. You can use the stylus to raise the surface or lower it. You can see that the eyes of my piece is raised, and the inside of the eyes are lowered. After I finished tooling it, I painted liver of sulfur(??) on it, and it turned the copper black. To get some shine and get more contrast, I took fine steel wool, and polished it until it was to my liking. It was pretty fun to make!