Three dimensional art gallery

Deconstructing dreaming

The idea behind Deconstructed dreaming was to make a metaphorical manifestation
of our fragmented thoughts that flow from our minds and form into dreams.
This piece is composed from painted fabric supported on a canvas.
Dimensions: 18″ x 14″
During the construction process, the original concept design became the top of the piece and the rest of the sculpture grew from there. The main part of the bottom of the sculpture is an elongated version of the top tunnel pillar from my original design. The bottom sides of the sculpture consists of asymmetrical ribbed shapes and fans of varying sizes to tie in the overall visual movement of the structure. As I was working on the second half, the structure gradually started to look more and more frenetic to me. Bearing it’s new found frenetic nature in mind, while still wanting to keep the wind theme,
I decided to call the paper sculpture “Turbulence“ after the impression I felt the sculpture was giving off in it‘s lines.
Sheet paper
Dimensions: 1 ft 4″  x 2 ft 7″

Show time shell

Wire Sculpture
The design kept changing all through the construction process,
it went through many different stages before reaching the final result.
But I feel I stayed true to my original intention.
The elongated form of the sculpture is a hanging piece design,
the tip of the braided stem at the top of the sculpture tapers into a hook shape
so it can be displayed suspended.
The title is a concrete tying in reference to the added theater theme.
Chicken wire
20 gage wire
14 gage aluminum wire
Dimension: 5ft 10″ X 1 ft 7 ½”

Rising sun

Paper  / wire sculpture tribute to Japan.
Sheet paper
20 g wire
Sun piece 1ft 5″ X 1ft 5″
Upper level piece 5 ft 3 ½” X 2 ft 9″
Lower level piece 2ft 4″ X 2 ft 3 ½”


Mixed media sculpture

The art of the technique: deconstructing dreaming

fabric scraps, canvas, latex paint, embellishment paint, plastic party mask, staples, painters tape.
Ÿ  Canvas piece.
  1. Measure and cut fabric scrap strips ½” longer then desired canvas height size, then measure and cut fabric scrap
    strips ½” longer then desired canvas width size.
  2. Stretch out each individual fabric scrap strip across the canvas height wise and pull taut, staple in place. Cover entire canvas.
  3. Repeat width wise, weave strips in front and behind vertical strips. Cover entire canvas.
  4. Paint first layer of latex pent over entire canvas, let dry.
  5. After first layer dries, drip splatter 2nd paint of your choice over canvas, let dry.
Ÿ  Abstract pillow piece.
  1. While the canvas dries, cut two fabric squares approximately ¼ the size of the canvas and cut 14 fabric scrap strips
    approximately 1ft. longer then canvas.
  2. Staple 7 strips all on a vertical side of one square, staple the other 7 on opposite side of square.
  3. Place batting and/or fabric scraps in center of square, spread filler out evenly.
  4. Line up edges of 1st fabric square and staple 2nd fabric square to 1st fabric square to secure filler.
  5. Place newly formed pillow like square upon desired spot on canvas and arrange the pillow’s loose strips accordantly,
    staple fabric strips to the canvas.
Ÿ  Fabric strip mask piece.
  1. Place plastic party mask onto flat work surface.
  2. Cut fabric scrap strips 1ft longer then desired mask.
  3. Drape fabric scrap strips over mask, preferably each strip overlapping with the next. Cover entire mask, tap in
  4. Use paint brush to apply water onto strips, gently dabbing water on till strips start to mold to masks features. Press in
    facial features gently with fingers and apply pressure to mold shape further.
    Use towel to soak up excess water.
  5. While still damp, apply first layer of latex paint to fabric mask. Let set for 25 minutes.
  6. Apply 2nd layer to mask, let set foe a few hours or till dry.
  7. Once dry, apply final layer of paint to mask. Make final layer thick to secure mask shape.
  8. Keep adding paint till the individual lines of the fabric strips become negligible, let set till dry.
  9. After drying, gently remove tap from mask mold and staple the base of the loose mask fabric strips together.
  10. Paint over newly stapled area to secure hold, let set for 25 minutes or till dry.
  11. Once the paint dries, gently peel newly formed fabric mask from mold.
  12.  Once removed from mold, place and fit the fabric mask into the reverse side of the mask mold.
  13. While in mold, place fabric batting or fabric scraps in center of mask.
  14.  Cut out a square of fabric the roughly the length of the mask, staple in place and trim to fit. Touch up mask with paint as need be.
Ÿ  Final assembly
  1. Once all three components are finished, place pillow on the canvas and place mask onto pillow in desired position.
    Staple all three pieces together to join them.
  2. After safely securing their positions, trim excess fabric strips.
  3. Paint the whole piece in its entirety with the base latex coat color, let dry.
  4. Now it’s ready to go! Embellish as desired and spray with fixative when finished embellishing.
Ÿ  Embellishing suggestions:
Water color paint, spray paint, fingernail polish, India ink, regular acrylic paint, fabric paint
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