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Pendant - with mythological figures (triumph of Venus Marina?). Date: ca. 1600 (presumably). Place of production: Prague. Materials: gold; diamond; pearl; ruby. Techniques: champlevé enamel; ronde bosse enamel. | Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, ˆ 2015ˆˆ

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Build geometric shapes on top of a sketch. Apply a different material in each section. You could recycle a pen or pencil observational study to do this.

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Horned Gophers lived in the prairie areas of Nebraska and have been extinct since the Pliocene. They had two horns which were made of compressed hair and nail like substances. Horned gophers are the smallest known mammals to ever have horns and the only known horned rodents.

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from ArtsThread

ODDITY

Driven by the notion of material ambiguity, ‘Oddity’ adopts a curious approach to the use of materials in relation to embroidery practice, challenging the traditional parameters of this luxury technique. Play is at the heart of this project, as both colour and material are explored and combined in an instinctive way generating unique aesthetic values. Utilising a combination of un-conventional materials applied using labour intensive digital embroidery techniques, ‘Oddity’ challenges not…

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