About 3 weeks ago, I found this little clear marble. A story began to take shape as I saw images transferred through the glass- everything was upside down. I began to think about other worlds and the worlds of the unseen. The thought of Fortune Telling became the basis of this new piece I am creating.
I found this really cool brass piece, I am assuming it has something to do with door hardware or plumbing. I liked that it had a large hole in the center and thought about how the marble could be added to it. I also imagined a key as a dangling piece. Looking through my hardware box I found a key with the letters ESP on it. This helped to confirm and validate the Fortune Tellers story necklace as it was meant to be.
Rummaging through the many boxes of "found stuff", I was searching for things that might be important to telling ones fortune. The crystal came from a broken earring, the 4 leaf clover was a charm from a broken necklace, the hand was from a little package of assorted hands I had just lying around. The black metal piece came from a pair of restructured earrings.
If I cannot create a cold connection with wire or adding a hole, my adhesive of choice is E6000. Use this with caution, it is not as dangerous as crazy glue when handling it ( I glued my fingers together with crazy glue once..it was not fun trying to get my fingers apart) With E6000 you have a little bit of time to reposition your pieces and it cleans up very well. So Here I begin to assemble everything.
While looking for jumprings to attach everything I found another orphaned earring and on it a little brass heart. I assembled all the pieces, glued the hand on the black metal piece3 to the key and added a chain from a storage box. Here is the Finished piece below:The Fortune Teller predicts you will be lucky in Love.
I predict that you will have fun creating from your own Found Objects. Sometimes it takes years for me to create a piece, sometimes the parts just all come together in one sitting. While making this piece I was in a zone a place where I was fully present with each of the objects as they were revealed they were acknowledged and their story began to take form. I hope you will begin to look at your found objects differently, those broken bit and pieces can become the highest form of the creative process. Please let me know what you are making in Bridgeport or any place where you create. Leave your comments or questions. Thanks!