Tuesday, January 27, 2015

- When the moon is in the seventh house: Phases in assemblage

Okay, so the Fifth Dimension may not have been the coolest band ever, but if you are a person of a certain age I totally know what you are humming right now ...

Anyway, this is the story of Don's latest assemblage and how it came to be ...

Dimensions: 42" x 11"

It actually started with this board from Junkology ...


which I photographed and printed in monochrome so we could play with some ideas ...


Chief among them was a sunburst, patterned after the daily specials board Don spotted at the Red Sky Cafe last summer (and yes, the tuna was to die for) ...


The problem was, the Junkology board seemed like it was a little too long and a little too narrow for a sunburst ...


So we started brainstorming ways to take advantage of the four "frames" on the board. 

"What about phases of the moon?" I suggested ...


Which sent Don out the door to play with metal and milk paint, creating everything from a crescent ...


to a full moon ...

Note: there are two layers of metal for dimensionality

Except ... the moons totally didn't work on the yellow board, ending up on another board instead (yep, from that same trip to Junkology).

So the yellow board awaits and the sunburst idea is back on the table. To be continued ...

8 comments:

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

love witnessing your combined creative ponderings, how one thing leads to another and then to something completely different

Marti said...

Well It's a marvelous night for a Moondance...(Van Morrison)...this is what came dancing into my head to see Don's terrific moon/wood offering. and might I suggest that at the next full moon, you take this wonderful talisman, place it outdoors and dance under moonlight...I do recall reading something about a :bear dance: that sealed the deal for you...!

Liz Ackert said...

We do have fun!

Liz Ackert said...

Oh my ... you nailed it Marti! I remember dancing under the stars to Moondance at Don's old fraternity house in Ashland, VA ... and many times since

Peggy said...

I love the moon art!

On another subject, I saw your comment over at Handstories and was wondering if you've ever blogged about those linen bags?

Liz Ackert said...

I have blogged about one of the linen bags, but only briefly here: http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2009/09/requiescat-in-pace.html

Each one was a meditation on a life ... perhaps I will make another, though I hope not to have need for one it would be a gift to others who might not otherwise consider it

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

moons and you and your man...the collaboration...collaboration...a beauty FULL thing

Liz Ackert said...

Now if I can open up to input on stitch ... that would be awesome