Saturday, March 5, 2011
Pasties and more
Last nights opening of Broad Culture was quite the success. The gallery space was packed the entire evening. Our show was tattoo/burlesque themed. I came up with so many great ideas under these themes, if only there had been more time to execute them all.
My first piece was a selection of pasties. The titles from top to bottom are: "Crank Me Up"(painted aluminum and the handles from vintage noisemakers) "Vanilla Fresh"(made from a vanilla wafer cookie tin,aluminum and vintage beads)
"Come Out and Play?"(made from vintage circus themed noisemakers,painted aluminum and vintage beads).
I am especially proud of the this piece titled "Rosy". I'm crazy for the size of this necklace, there will definitely be more over the top sized pieces coming from Amuck this year,look out!!
Rosy is made from a curve in the road street sign,brass,sterling silver,the packaging from a spring roll wrapper(rose) a couple of beautiful red vintage beads and the enormously chunky black aluminum chain(I found this chain on our last trip to NY and was saving it for a special piece).
This photo is a great example of how Amuck pieces "glow".
The "Iam Woman" brooch is made from a Men Working street sign,brass,copper and sterling rivets. Again, I love the size of this.
Thank you to all my friends here in Kansas City that came out for the event and to the Kansas City Society of Burlesque for their performance, it was super fun to watch!