Monday, June 1, 2009

Elegant maidens, elegant forms...






It is always an adventure to embark on a new style, well, new to me, and see where it goes. As you scroll down you can see the route my mermaids took, from esoteric and colorful in the beginning, to these simple and elegant forms...less is more, they say.

I love the idea of these maids ascending from the nautilus shape, with textured copper electroforming suggesting the sea foam delineating the two elements. The torsos are etched on most of these mermaids, and the swirling, coiling tails are mostly made with silver-based glass which will always yield a surprise set of colors in the end!

I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed making them. And in your seafaring travels you just may see a sea maiden who reminds you of these.

5 comments:

Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

Penny, Your mermaids are wonderful! Just beautiful. (My sister lives in Camden.)

Penny said...

Ooooh, Katie...who is your sister? I loved making the mermaids. Today I made mermen. Thank you SO much!

Blow Glass Girl said...

Simply elegant and beautiful! Are they beads? or off mandrel?

Penny said...

Oh, I just saw your question, BlowGlassGirl! The mermaids are made on mandrels which run across the chest, arm to arm. I have made them on the ends of mandrels, but these can be strung on cords, and allow for more definition of the shoulders.

GAFFER GIRLS said...

love your work Penny ...

great blog .. beautiful work..