Saturday, 11 September 2010

Hit me with my Rythm Stick

I have finished my latest artwork. As you know I ran out of Blackthorn cider cans, so I searched in my box to see if I had anything of a similar colour. Bingo, Tesco cider cans will do the job. So here it is, I call it my Rythm Stick. I tried siting it in several different places, the bottom of it is in a bucket so it has to be hidden behind something. When the sun catches it, it sparkles.

I cut the tops and bottoms off the cans with a pair of nail scissors, then I cut the tube open with big scissors, to make a flat sheet. Next I made lots of cuts along the bottom edge, to within one inch of the top edge, like a frill. Then cut the piece in half, and curled the frills using the small scissors. It's very sharp, I've got several cuts on my right thumb.

Next I got a broom handle and starting one foot from the end, I wrapped the frill round and made sure it was a tight fit, and nailed each one in place. Keep adding more frills, till I got to the other end.

I think it's interesting, a sort of futuristic plant from the 22nd century, when man has destroyed everything growing in the ground. My gallery is coming along nicely.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Ilona, I love your art work. There is a house near us that has a similar display of decorations made from recycled items. The home owner was awarded a special award by the council for the most unique garden a few years ago. Maybe your work will be recognised. Jane xx

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  2. Hi Poppy, I need to keep going then, keep looking for new ideas and adding more stuff. Has your council got a web site, there may be some pictures in the archive. I would like to see that.

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  3. Hi Ilona, It was the gardens in bloom awards from Sutton Surrey a few years ago. I will take a walk down the road this week and check it's name as there was an article about it in our local paper but I can't remember the name of the road. I would be interested to see if it is still being maintained. Jane xx

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  4. What an eyesore. I am so glad you don't live near me. Have you taken leave of your senses? What's wrong with the natural world which needs no further embellishment? Open your eyes and really LOOK.

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  5. For goodness sake, anonymous, get a life !

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  6. I adore your creativity and wow you have got quite an artistic eye.

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