When we dug up the back yard to build the garage studio, I collected up all the old china and glass that surfaced. Such was the common practice, to bury your rubbish in the garden in times gone by. I was going to plug some of into the concrete floor when it was poured, but somehow it did not feel like the right thing to do. So I thought I'd create something to hang on the wall instead.
This is what I started off with. The hardest thing was working out how to get it all to stick hard enough to be hung and not slide off.
A good half hour cruising the adhesives isle of the hardware shop and I came home with a tube of silicone. Which worked a treat.
I'd love to say this was all my original creative genius at work but alas, I shamelessly pilfered the idea from this wonderful exhibition I went to a few weeks back, with beautiful artworks all around the theme of flowers, using a huge range of materials. Here is the link to the project, Fingers and Petals. Aren't they stunning.
I think it came together pretty well.
Some friends dropped in for a cuppa and tried to press upon me some of their own broken crockery, but I politely declined. All elements MUST be sourced from our little plot. It is a bit like keeping a record of the DNA of our home.
I had this box frame for another abandoned art project (what, you mean you don't have any of those?) which is perfect for it.