These were made with a Flameworking process using borosilicate glass tubes

there should be about 25-30 individual creatures

“The glass creatures represent an unnatural body and the carved log represents a natural reoccurring substance that is being infested and eaten away by the unnatural body. The overall intent is an abstract representation of an illness in a human body.”

MaryCreatesArt © 2014

sandblasted glass and broken bottle


Found/Repurposed Objects Prompt:
Exterior: Antique mirror, taped and sandblasted technique to create the knee bone outlines
Interior: broken brown bottles, grinded down

Representation of Invisible illness/interior pain, more specifically related to injury or RA

MaryCreatesArt © 2014

Masterpiece Within a Masterpiece

masterpiece mashup

Masterpiece Within a Masterpiece

This prompt was to pick two pieces of work throughout art history from different stylistic periods and combine them successfully in a way that is supposed to make them look effortless.
the works that I chose were:

Monet’s Haystacks – Impressionism
Frantisek Kupka’s Large Female Nude- Sub-sect of Cubism

The figure is actually entirely separate from the background, I cut her out of a masonite board with a jigsaw and attached her to a second piece of masonite so she actually comes off of the painting in a unique 3D way on a 2D surface

This is all done in Oil Paint

MaryCreatesArt © 2012