Art work by Andrea Matus deMengEssentially it is a thick block of wood, about 3" by 5" mounted inside a shadow box. The effect is quite magical but easily interpreted by amateurs! You need a face and some paint or paper to create a background. Then you add "doo dads" to create a headdress, collar, wings, breast plate - whatever you can think of! While her pieces are quite dramatic and intense looking, we managed to interpret the concept in our own style!
D. happened to have a supply of old children's blocks for us to use. One was 3" square and the other about 3 by 1.4". We used to these to build our block heads. A quick sanding and a coat of gesso for me.
I covered the smaller block in paper and glued it below her neck. A large gold butterfly creates wings, or perhaps a cape? An aqua marble stone is a brooch holding it on. A sort of skirt was created with a large gold filigree earring with dangling aqua feathers. On top i added a fimo clay element that had been stamped with the word ART before baking.
The whole thing will be mounted on a sturdy card stock and inserted into a shadow box frame, or possibly a elongated cigar box.
Here is K's pretty little angel, her granddaughter. Her face was glued onto a paper covered block and delightfully embellished with a copper tree of life on top of her head. A butterfly and crown, and cute little rose earrings were added. Then she was mounted the block into a collaged background, further adorned with flowers, a key and a little spoon. And some bling! Young or old, a gal has to have her bling! It will all be placed inside a wooden shadow box.