Evening Snow (WhiteRosesArt.com)
Evening Snow by Heather Miller

Title: Evening Snow
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Year: 2013
Size: 24″ x 12″

Evening Snow was created using soda can pull tabs, cat food can pull tabs, quartz chips, acrylic gems, and acrylic paint on wood.

The Story:

I’m writing this story in 2016, the piece was created in 2013 so I’ll do my best to remember.

Evening Snow was another iteration of the piece called POP.  The circular formations are made using pull tabs from soda and cat food cans.  Yes, my husband and I saved all the pull tabs that went into this piece.

The tabs are not glued directly to the board, they were first glued to other surfaces, creating independent pull tab florets.  The bases for the florets thin wooden discs or paper mache disks (for the largest two).  At the center of the florets likes a dark blue acrylic gem.

Creating the florets is very much an act of patience.  While they are very easy to make, they are time-consuming.  I haven’t made one in a while, but if memory serves, the large ones easily take over an hour.  I apparently sit in an odd position when I make these, at least if my back pain is to be believed LOL.

This is actually the second piece I had created where I placed the florets onto a wood board.  Both were attempts at showing people how the florets hang in my studio.  Each floret is independent and they look really amazing when you see them in large groupings.  One of the these days, I may buy an extra space at Artomatic just to do an installation of them.  Until then, I produced two of these pieces.  The first one I destroyed after I made a design mistake.

The board for the florets is a wood board.  I painted it with acrylic paints.  The sides are finished as well so it looks nice on the wall without any kind of framing.  The clear pieces scattered around the florets are actually quartz chips, not glass or acrylic.

The name is pretty straightforward.  I thought the piece was vaguely reminiscent of snowflakes falling.  Since the board is painted in darker shades of blue, it made sense to call it Evening Snow.