Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gothic Shrine

I've had a LOT of fun the past few weeks creating a very different kind of project: a piece of artwork with a Gothic theme. This is for a unique exchange in which artists send in their projects for photographing, and the coordinator then puts together a book of all the works, along with process narratives by each artist. Each artist receives her artwork back, along with one of the books, which will be embellished with items sent in by the artists as well.

I started with a triptych frame I'd picked up from a yard sale. My research into the Gothic period turned up arched windows, rose windows, dark wings, madonnas, angels, gargoyles, illuminated manuscripts, and rich ornamentation.

And here's my result!

Now to find the right box and ship this baby off . . . then on to the other three swaps I've signed up for this month!


Nona Parry said...

Wow, Lori! I LOVE the colours and the jewels and the feeling this piece evokes!

Michelle said...

I'm in awe. This is absolutely beautiful! I'm honored to share space in the gothika book with you!