new work

the neckpiece shown below owes its inspiration to Keith Lo Bue and Deryn Mentock. Keith recently posted a new piece on his blog that made use of a crushed sterno can. i had an old tobacco tin that i have been wanting to do something with and Keith provided the catalyst to get me started. Deryn uses alot of crosses in her work and i recently purchased a number of crosses and religious charms that i was anxious to use. the work is entitled ‘ heard from the beginning’ . in addition to the tobacco tin, piece is composed of an etched bronze clock gear, an segment of an iron locking mechanism of some sort and a glass bottle stopper. the stopper is best seen in the photo where it is removed. the reverse side has been covered with text from an old Bible. the text is from 1 john 3:11 ‘For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another ‘ hence the title.

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15 thoughts on “new work

  1. I just came here from Deryn Mentock’s blog, and I am so excited that you have started your own blog. I just love your artwork, as it has been an inspiration to me in my own work.

    I look forward to reading more from you!

    :-) Molly

  2. I found your blog yesterday and I’m so glad because I like your work very, very much. Hope you will post often. (?!)

  3. Welcome Richard Salley! (travelling over from Deryn’s blog) Your work is delicious. I look forward to seeing more of your eye candy!

  4. I too came over from Deryn/s Blog. Love your work, but I’m having trouble reading your blog because of the thin white font on the black background. Maybe it’s just me and my not-so-young eyes. I look forward to more from you.

  5. welcome to blogging Richard!!! your work is wonderful and very creative – I use a lot of different things in my art but would never have thought of using a crushed tin! wow!!! looking forward to seeing more.

    Olwyn