Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bring out your Dead!

Ok, not literally. But I kept having that ditty play over and over (it's from Monty Python and the Holy Grail if you weren't aware) as I was working on this piece from exactly one year ago.

First order, dust it off. Then I cut quarter rounds with the chop saw for support (info here on how and why that's done). I was about to print patent drawings from PBS's website from their segment on Tesla--they have a great documentary called Master of Lightning, and that's not the crazy part of me talking, but the rational part. Worth seeing for sure!--and burnish them into my wax like this piece here,

but I kind of liked the less active approach, with Tesla locking eyes with me instead of my eyes bouncing around to random drawings. I was locked in. Ok, that may be the crazy part of me talking. But I've decided I like the piece--the front anyway--exactly the way it was one year ago.

Done! I'm going to skip the outer frame because I like it without the border. The wax will be more susceptible to dings but I am liking it even with the risk. I'll be sure to include a bit on encaustic care on the back should it sell, and will make a note on the care required for the edges. 


dawn said...

ha! I had a Monty Python moment the other night, I was about to watch a movie but in the description they mentioned the Spanish Inquisition... I could not stop thinking of "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!!" and then couldn't stop giggling. I can't even remember what the movie was now. (btw, my teenage daughter has that as her alarm clark noise).

Oh, and I love both your pieces.

Cathy Savage said...

One of these days I need to have a Monty Python marathon. We have a projector that is perfect for that. Maybe when you come visit? ;)