|Artist Jimmy Talarico|
What happens at the intersection of Truth and Perception? Where our constants are questioned and our ideals lose grounding? It can be uncomfortable and thrilling if we are open to the answer.
I wrapped this one up last night. Not sure if I want to add any subtle accents yet so I'll let it hang for a day or two to feel it out.
I'm really happy with the colors, especially the patina on the copper. This had quite a few experimental elements and was a rewarding experience.
The Long Kiss. Final processed photos.
This piece was made as a 14 year anniversary gift to Melinda. 7 white roses, 7 red roses, and a kiss to last a lifetime.
I've made a number of pieces using crushed up dried flowers, but this is my first with whole dried flowers. A piece like this would make a great anniversary or wedding gift for any fine art lover.
I am having fun experimenting with this next piece. The teaser version is that its about 'value'... ya know, because that's what I do.
I love the look and texture of the brown jute against the smooth blaze orange. I'm thinking the orange will have a layer of clear wax which should ghost it out a bit. The copper in the photo was left over from my last piece. I'm working on my patina process to get the blue brighter, which will be a nice strong contrast to the orange and jute. And of course there will be wax and ash.
These are the copper tubes in a salt and vinegar mix. They soaked for a bit, then I pulled them out, dribbled more vinegar on them, and sprinkled them with salt. If you repeat every few hours turning as needed, you get this...
I'm loving this look! Once I'm satisfied with the depth of the patina I'll give it a light rinse and seal it with lacquer. I'll cut it into smaller pieces then add it to my work.
Jimmy & Melinda Talarico
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