Some pieces come together rather quickly. Others, do not. Satori V languished in my studio for months (left image). I had found these beautiful brass brackets but I just couldn’t figure out how to attach them. I thought they were integrated well enough into the work but I wasn’t sure. I was just so hypnotized by these beautiful bass brackets. So it sat, waiting, as I went on to create other Foundlings. I had hoped that returning to the Brimfield Antique Fair that I would find something to help me attach these brackets but I couldn’t find anything suitable.
I did, however, find a beautiful circular frame, broken and a bit unloved at the Fair. Almost as a afterthought I wondered if the frame would fit into this piece. Once placed, it immediately felt at home completing Satori V (right image). It does obscure the brass dish and lamp part underneath it a bit but this is not unlike my drawing work.
When I drew I tended to use a lot of layers of colors. I would build up layer upon layer with each new color obscuring the layer beneath. With enough layers, a little bit of each layer does come through creating a beautiful texture. So too with all of the brass layers, the beautiful textures shine through.
And the blue tape? I have learned to mark the tops of all of the pieces so I have the correct orientation for placement. Another hard lesson learned.