Channeling Matisse…

In the 1940’s during the later years of his life, Henri Matisse began to create with paper cutouts almost exclusively. He described these works as “drawing with scissors”. Using large sheets of painted papers, he created exciting and modern brightly colored abstract works. My latest pieces are inspired by these cutouts, but my medium of choice for these art jewelry creations is polymer clay. Playful components of cutout flowers, leaves and butterflies are now dangling from loops and long sterling silver earwires that make a bold fashion statement! The earring shown in the above photo measures 3″ in length. Wearing a long earring of such vibrant color is totally new to me and I’m loving it! I think of it as a mini-sculpture! Presently I’m in the midst of creating a collection of cutout-themed earrings in all manner of shapes, sizes, and colors…I haven’t had this much fun since kindergarten!

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on April 22, 2017.

One Response to “Channeling Matisse…”

  1. I love that earring! I, also, like the idea of revisiting what another artist has done, but putting your own twist on it.

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