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Two weeks ago I wrote about Creativity. I mentioned that I had received a lot of Styrofoam in a shipment of paintings. It was used to protect the artwork. I decided to use it in creating a diorama. At that time I was working with this
So today I thought I would bring you up to date. I decided to create a simple street setting in which to position the figurine and the dog. Here you can see the design being developed on the main wall and the side wall.
These were lightly textured and color was introduced.
Eventually the walls were fully developed.
The material is very delicate and easy to damage so I needed to build a case in which to assemble the project.
Here you see the case being prepared for metal leaf. This was a difficult undertaking. I had to build it twice because the material I used the first time was too thin. I also learned that I have a difficult time seeing three dimensional objects in my mind. Several times I cut the mitered corners incorrectly. But eventually it was constructed and ready for metal leaf to be applied. This shows the beginning of that process. Once applied the metal leaf was coated with Red shellac to give it a rich glow and to prevent it from later tarnishing.
Finally the project is completed. Whether to paint the figurine and dog or not has been an issue. I concluded that the work is more thought-provoking if they are left white. What do you think?
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