Introducing "Blue Bonita". A mixed media flower I created from reclaimed wood and metal objects measuring 20" X 19" X 1.5"
The carved petals are secured to a round piece of wood which creates the flower center. A meet grinder disk forms the flower center, with a button in the center. Pieces of a vegetable steamer basket are painted silver and secured with white upholstery tacks around the flower center. The petals are painted a pale turquoise with a turquoise accent and a yellow painted center.
"Blue Bonita" is available for $80.00
Work in Progress: Birds on a Branch
The carved pieces are my favorite pieces but they do take longer to create. When I started working on this piece I had envisioned two birds on a wire. But as I worked on the piece I ended up going a totally different direction. I ended up cutting the wood that I originally painted for the base and incorporating not only a branch for the birds to sit on but one above them. Stay tuned to https://www.facebook.com/JNicholsArt/ and https://www.instagram.com/jnicholsart/ for in progress photos.
Work in progress: Owl on a Branch
In the fall I demonstrated carving this owl at the Roy's Folks event. I set the piece down the wrong way and broke the branch. My dad, who has taught me all I know about wood working, showed me how to repair the break. I was able to finish carving the branch after the glue dried. I have since glued the wings on the body and begun gluing the eyes on the head of the owl. Stay tuned for more in progress photos.
Flowers in the Studio: "Red-eye Radiance"
My latest yellow flower was completed just in time for it's debut at Roy's Folks last November. Composed of re-purposed wood covered in paper and paint, carved and painted wood pieces, shell casings, wood buttons and a shiny red glass lens it brightens any room. "Red-eye Radiance" is available for $350.00