detail of 'walking home' (work in progress)

preliminary canvas for testing effects

Art is like life – you start off with an idea but trials and tribulations add obstacles in your path. These can be your undoing or used to create texture and depth but unlike computer design – you can’t go back to ‘history’ and change your mind. Enough philosophy… I have been working on ‘walking home’ and spent a lot of time testing different effects with Dutch metal as I need an area in which the stamped metal lettering will stand out. I think I am there now, and will stamp the wording once the gold is completely dried. I have attached plate fragments from the ‘African veld’ with copper wire and will also add porcupine quills and guinea fowl feathers.