Thorn Necklace & Hummingbird Santos Cage Doll

   by Michelle Berlin for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait With Thorn Necklace & Hummingbird

Inspiration Artist: Frida Kahlo

I built this project by challenging myself to use all of the materials provided in the kit, (see the video for a more detailed look).
I first laid out all of the items and let my imagination start churning.
Each item required different tools; saws, scissors, sculpting tools, pliers, etc.…the challenge was exhilarating!
I used every technique I knew of to create this piece; painting, sculpting, wirework, a bit of architecture and thinking out of the box.

I had to lean heavily on my sculpting experience to get my vision to come to life using the materials provided.
It took me out of my comfort zone and forced me to rethink what being a sculptor really is. Taking, not just the typical sculpting mediums of clay, stone or wood, but ordinary items such as paper, wire and rope and turning them into art. This was a wonderful experience and I thank you for your consideration.