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Art of the Day: Thursday May 15, 2008

Incased "SOLD"

- by Shirley Jean

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Art: Incased SOLD by Artist Shirley Jean
This piece incorperates the use of a dental material called flow stone. It is made to move or flow. I used it over the styrofoam changing the surface but not the shapes. Open and hanging pieces add movement to the piece. It can be hung in any direction. Some weight is added by the stone, but it still easy to hang on a nail. I am having so much fun experimenting with styrofoam and old dental material that can no longer be used in the industry. To see more of styrofoam and dental materials please visit my store.

Polystyrene is better known by its trade name stryrofoam. My art is made out of the stuff they use for packaging around TVs, electronics, etc. The best thing about using styrofoan in art is that it keeps it out of landfills. Thats the main reason I started experimenting with the medium. To learn more about techniques for this medium visit my profile.

Shipping Hanging and Care

Postage is now based on volume not weight. All my pieces weight about a pound even so the bigger the pieces the more it cost to ship.

Hanging this is easy because it is so light.There is no need to use anchor bolts, a nail will do. The back of my work has lots of open spaces to use in hanging the piece. I liked the idea that the open spaces allow work to be hung in a lot of different directions. The back is not flat so the length of the nail out the wall allows for more hanging options.

The pieces are fragile because some of the foam is very thin and easy to break. Once on the wall this is not a problem. It looks heavier and stronger than it is. This deception is what I like about this as an art medium. Cleaning is easy. Gently blow off dust with a can of compressed air.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Incased

Detail Image for art Incased

Detail Image for art Incased


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