Here's one of 2 new pieces, the other of which I'll put up tomorrow or at least soon.
This square background (the box for a game that had numbers that flip up on all four sides, those obviously removed) seemed a little challenging to me at first and while I thought my chosen pieces were going somewhere, they never did. So I scrapped them all and started from scratch working on the 4 little compartments around the outside....some tubes that I had glued images to and a chess board that had been sawed into small strips between them (bless that tabletop bandsaw Nils got me). I also found the image of the penumbra (celestial shadow thing) which just seemed made to go into the center. The little girl in the house shape had been a part of my original work, and I pulled her back into the scene, and liked her now that I had everything else in place.
The piece around the little girl...the house shape with the arched door and windows... was from a dollhouse. The plastic part was "rusted" with my rusting solution and the cardboard backing was painted black, then covered with tissue paper with writing on it.
Although it is probably a little difficult to see in the photos, the cage-like part was added at the very end (originally part of some sort of lantern, the other half of which is in Damaged Goods), and I loved how it added dimension to the piece. And interestingly, the cage does cast a shadow on her....
(Penumbra copyright by Diane Lou)
Oaxaca in December
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