Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I call this piece Hawaiian Honey, she is made up of recycled materials and a combination of various craft supplies. The hair is made from old dreadlocks ( never used) and woven into the canvas with wire. The crown is made from faux leaves and linked with the hair using bead and wire which also allows it to be hung from the back on any wall with a hook or nail. The rest of the piece is acrylic art that is layered or mixed with tiny beads of various shapes to texture. This piece would look best without a frame due to its pop art nature and is the first piece of my ethnic gold collection.
I am a self taught artist, I learned everything I know through trial and error and love using acrylic paint due to how forgiving it is in terms of making mistakes into visions better than the original, or at least for me. I use versatile materials to create my art, usually things like : Melted crayon wax on glass or adding beads or sparkles to acrylic paint to give it texture and create a pop art effect of sorts. The reason I like to use random materials is because they inspire me and bring new ideas to light that I would have never thought of just looking at a regular blank canvas and some paints. Art is so subjective, anything made with passion and natural flow is art in my opinion :)