Size: 8″ x 10″
Zirella was created using polymer clay, beads, and acrylic paint on canvas board.
Zirella started out as a simple doodle. Originally there were four curvy ‘line’ made from teardrop-shaped polymer clay. I knew it wasn’t quite done yet but I didn’t know how to proceed. Eventually I decided to just keep doodling with clay. Doodling only with clay was rather boring though. I have a penchant for texture so I added in beads to create a variation not only in texture but material.
The center portion, the greenish section that ends in a point, was done with a toothpick. I laid the clay flat and poked about a zillion holes into it. It’s time consuming and your eyes tend to glaze over after a while, but it is a very interesting effect.
I did change the frame out to a more substantial wooden frame before it’s last showing. Sadly, I forgot to photograph it with the new frame. Choosing the right frame really does make a large difference. It’s a lesson I have to remind myself of often. When I frame my newer pieces, I try to experiment a bit with frames before deciding on one.
The name comes from my list I created a long time ago when I tried to write a story / create my own video game. Let’s just say I’m terrible at writing stories, but I now have a nice list of unusual names for my artwork when I get stuck for a title.