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Face Through The Pages

   by Debora Morris and Nicole LaFave for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Girl Reading The Post, 1941

Inspiration Artist: Norman Rockwell

Once we settled on an artist and inspiration piece we split up tasks. We used wire to build an armature that we later molded some of the block of clay onto. Canvas was used to fashion the clothes, coat, and socks. I soaked some canvas in glue and then used plastic wrap between it and one of the wooden blocks to form the material into a desired shape. Once it dried, the canvas became a perfectly formed piece. We pulled some canvas apart to fashion a wig. The threads were soaked with glue and put over a bottle top which served as a mold. The soft white clay was used for the mittens. Tools from my dentists office were used for detail work both on the mittens and on the girls face. The canvas board was used for the backdrop, while the wood pieces were cut for the bench and the magazine. The wax beads were melted and used for the edge of the magazine. We used more of this wax to roll out shoelaces. The green floral foam was carved to create the pile of books. Lastly, a coat of paint finished the piece off.

*Model's head is removable.
*Blood was drawn during the making of this artwork.
*The piece of art was in each persons possession for one week. We would do a trade-off (custody exchange) at a Starbucks in Tacoma every Monday afternoon.

*Model's head is removable.
*Blood was drawn during the making of this artwork.
*The piece of art was in each persons possession for one week. We would do a trade-off (custody exchange) at a Starbucks in Tacoma every Monday afternoon.

 


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