Friday, September 21, 2007

Going Back in Time - Heirloom Piece

One of the first pieces I ever made. I used the old brass table that belonged to my Grandmother. The glass top was cracked and had the imprint of an old fashioned iron on it. The centre is made up of broken china from both sides of my family, Mother's and Father's side. It's surrounded by a passover plate that came from my In-Laws family home. I also used glass mosaic tiles for the radiating pattern, and included some of the passover plate and china from an old tea set of my Mom's in the outer pattern. At the centre is the raised piece of tea cup with a complet rose on it. I didn't want to lose this rose and in the end decided to use it at that hight. It lends real character to the piece. I had a strong feeling of weaving the broken parts of my family together when I made this and felt so happy with the result. It was also deeply inspired by geometry and mandalas.

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