Sunday, January 4, 2009

BRINGING BACK 1970'S RETRO ART....

Roy has been working on a wonderful piece of string art, that geometric art form created by nails and thread. This was popular in the 1970's but is now often used by school math teachers as an addendum to their geometry classes. This is a beginning photo after he drew the design on paper, attached the paper to the board and pounded a million tiny nails in. Here is an "in progress" photo showing how the curves take shape with the stringing of different colored threads. Here is the completed art piece. I think it is quite stunning! He incorporated beads, silver buttons and feathers left for us in the courtyard by our resident doves. When it is finally finished it will have a painted border and possibly a wood frame to show it off. I am in hopes he will continue making these! I love having another artist's work in the studio. The medium contrast is fun!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This takes me back to the 60's! I had my girl scouts create these challenges for some sort of badge. They loved it. I was a leader for five wonderful years! dee

judemowris said...

Nothing like a trip down memory lane!
(hey)Jude

Vanessa said...

It's wonderful - keep after him to make more.

judemowris said...

Vaessa, while you and I were at pottery class yesterday he was sitting at the coffeehouse with a sketchpad drawing up some ideas for his next piece. Similar theme...
(hey)Jude