Monday, June 17, 2013

E is for Eggplant

"E" is for Eggplant  2 1/2" x 4" x 3 1/4" $35

 This piece started out with the definition of eggplant from a 4 volume dictionary from 1899 that my daughter gave me. She bought it from Goodwill for $24.99, said it was worth $100 but couldn't find a buyer, so I decided to use it for my art.

Since I decided to cut up the dictionary I took the scissors to another vintage item, circa 1958.

I used Plymer medium to glue the painting to the sides of the box. 
I measured and cut colored tissue paper for the front of the box. 

I used A Bar at the Flies-Bergere, by Edouard Manet mainly for the colors that went well with the piece- greens and purples. 

Side view

Top view

Bottom view

Final touches were adding a translucent purple acrylic stain. Glueing the miniature eggplant and large letter E and adding the green dots to the E. I think I had eggplant on the brain as I recently made an eggplant lasagna for a vegan friend of mine and her husband who's vacation condo we were invited to stay. She and I both love eggplant.


Rebeca Trevino said...

i saw this piece on FB and loved it. and now getting to see the 'how to' makes it even better. love the detail.
reminds me of the block series you did a while back, and i just noticed you have BOOK! when did that happen?
it's all terrific.
(ps: i think i've commented about the blocks before, i think it's cause i really like them . . . )

Pam McKnight said...

thanks Rebeca! I agree, it's always nice to read the behind the scenes on a piece, you always do a great job on that. As far as the book, it's been on here over a year I think. :)