Sandra McCaw, Persian Cuff, 2007 polymer, 23K gold leaf 3″ x 2.25″ x 1.25″ Last week you read about color theory. Here's a follow-up in which you can see how one master artist puts theory into practice. Sandra McCaw explains:
Make room in your bookcase for a new essential text. Nan Roche’s historic work, The New Clay, which we’ve long referred to as The Bible of polymer may have to be renamed now as The Old Testament and moved one slot to the left. There’s a New Testament coming to town and it’s titled Polymer Clay Color Inspirations by Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio. If I had been asked to nominate a title for Lindly and Maggie’s new addition to the polymer library, I might have been tempted to call it “Everything You Wanted to Know About Color…..But Were Afraid…
I’m on the road delivering works from the collection to their new homes in museums on the east coast. More details to come later this fall.
Lindly Haunani, Crayon Lei in Oranges and Greens, 1998 Translucent polymer, Super Flex polymer, chopped crayons, nylon thread 2″h x 2″w x 23″long This necklace was made for the faculty exhibit at the First National Polymer Clay Guild Conference at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It was the second piece in a series of related color studies using the chopped crayons as a clay body additive with translucent clay- related designs included: bracelets, earrings and stacked pendants. Lindly writes about this piece: