My seashell artworks from Philadelphia shell show 2013Posted by admin on Oct 26, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment
Class 97. Seashell mosaic “Love in the air or Tango…, 20” x 30”. This mosaic received “Honorable mention Award”
This romantic mosaic expresses dynamic Tango dance and brings a special feeling of motion…You almost can hear a sound of unforgettable music. Beautiful romantic couple is in the center of our attention. Everything melts around their true love.
This is an original seashell mosaic made on the natural cork base. This work was made as acrylic painting at first and then, all the painting was covered with a natural color seashells.
Mosaic was made from small, Mother of Pearl fragments of seashells with their own natural unique colors except coral red dye gar scales for elegant lady’s dress with scarf and shoe. For man’s suit and his shoe were used Blue mussel shells, their fragments and crushed shells.
Class 101. Mermaid’s mirror, 14” x 27”. Received Second Place.
This false mirror has guitar’s shape and covered with Blue dyed Mother of Pearl shell fragments which bring feelings that you are underwater. In the center and around the mirror are three mermaids which were made from dyed red, orange and green gar scales. They have piece of corals and Pearls in their hands. Great decorative piece for any real mermaid…
Class 103. Seasonal Decor Halloween Witch Figurine decorated with shells, 22” x 58”.
Huge and unique Doll-Witch figurine with hand made dress, hat, all nautical jewelry pieces (Necklace, earrings, pin) decorated with different shells and their fragments.
For dress and hat were used Blue mussel shells, dyed orange Mother of Pearl shell beads, Green Abalone, orange Jingle and red Pecten shells.
Metal necklace and wood painted earrings were made and decorated with baby mussel shells on the orange Mother of Pearl shell beads special for this witch by the artist.
Owl was decorated with dry branches for it tail and Blue mussel shells for the feathers.
Class 106. Seashell figurine “Duck-Vase”, 12” x 10” x 6”. Received Second Place.
This vase was made from a big in size, self collected Pleuroploca Gigantea Horse Conch sea shell; Mother of Pearl shell fragments and antique metal parts for head and feet.
It was a very difficult process to connect the metal duck head to the shell fixedly and to attach the duck’s feet to the shell the same way.