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Two by Heather Miller

Title: Two
Price: $10.00
Year: 2011
Size: 2″ x 3.5″ x ~1.5″

Two was created using polymer clay, metal embellishments, acrylic paint, and acrylic glaze mounted on a mini canvas.  A hanging device is attached to the canvas so this can be hung like normal artwork.

The Story:

I’m writing this story in 2016, the piece was created in 2011 so I’ll do my best to remember.

Two was and is an anomaly.  I created the rose without having any notion of exactly what I was going to do with it.  I think I just wanted to see how well I could sculpt a rose as it had been a really long time since I attempted one.  After I baked the clay, I decided not to apply the acrylic varnish to the entire piece.  I just applied it to the edges of the petals to give them a bit of dimension.  That’s basically when I realized I had nothing planned for it.

The rose sat in my studio along with another one for a long time.  A gallery I did business with had a show called “Baby Canvases” every year.  I realized that the rose would fit perfectly onto one.  It looked really empty on the canvas by itself though.  I had those two silver metal embellishments left over from one of my Day of the Dead skulls.  Since they fit quite well, I decided to attach them.

It’s been 5 years since I created this piece.  Something about it has never sat right though.  I really don’t like the silver pieces – or maybe it’s the black background.  Either way, I’m really thinking of tearing this apart and changing some things.  I’m leaving it up for sale until I do.  Each time I think it’s time to change / alter a piece, that’s usually when it sells (seriously).