Message in a Bluegill

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"Message in a Bluegill" is an original design, and my 1st attempt at a 3-dimentional mosaic project. I made the head and pectoral fins out of oven-baked craft clay, added teddy bear eyes, and then mosaicked with glass pieces. The bluegill's body is driftwood collected from Folly Beach, SC and a glass bottle (purchased @ Michaels), reinforced together with black vinyl-coated wire. Corked inside the bottle is a map of the Atlantic Ocean (showing Bermuda), rolled & secured with jute twine. I added tiny seashells, transparent rocks for water drops, a rooster-tail fishing lure, and painted white "twinkles" on the eyes. The bluegill is suspended on fish leaders, and its overall size is 7" x 13".

Art Glass Festival 2015 entry
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meakiai

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
8 Posts

Outstanding!

jgpapeika

Sunday, March 22, 2015
7 Posts

Really wonderful work.