Sweat and Tears – part 9 – decision time!

I spent several hours trying to decide what tile to use for the background of my sculpture.  I originally thought I might use transparent glass onto coloured adhesive and the colour would change gradually from a dark brown skin tone to a pale pink.  But I scrapped that idea when I thought about how it might dilute the impact of the tears and all would merge together in a mass of fleshy lumps! Yuck!

I wanted to use a colour that would let the tears stand out well and I tried out some ideas.

I have these amazing thick glass silver tiles that look watery, sweaty even!

I layed some of them loose onto the background of the sculpture. But I thought they looked like chain-mail!


So I tried cutting them into tear shapes…

shaped silver tiles

but I thought it looked difficult to look at. It was too glitzy and confusing.

So I tried clear glass nuggets …

clear glass nuggets

It still seemed too much to look at, and I kept thinking about jelly fish…

Come back next week to find out what I choose and see the finished sculpture!



2 thoughts on “Sweat and Tears – part 9 – decision time!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.