After a long time I am participating in the ABS monthly challenge – for January. Our Inspiration is a poster titled “Imagine tomorrows World” by Hundertwasser which was originally created to mark the 50th anniversary of the IUCN, The World Conservation Union in November 1998.
My Design: As the wheels move
The poster somehow reminded me of labs and complicated machines in cartoons (Think Dexter’s laboratory or the scary scene in Smurfs were Gargamel tries to extract smurf essence) that would conjure up some unique/powerful object when switched on and so I decided to go with a Lab – machine theme.
I picked these cog wheels beads in blue, orange and red made by an independent glass artist Jyothi that I have been hoarding for nearly 2 years. I added some crystals in yellow, violet for shine (a supposedly futuristic quality). I picked a blackish brown wire for the loops as I didnt want to add too much black in the design and reduce its vibrancy and the green jade to balance all that darkness.
Handmade wire links support a off white fabric ribbon embroidered with little purple rounds as in the picture.
The Form of the necklace is very geometric (Y silhouette) with the tassle at the end to soften up the whole look and make it look as though a magical blue potion is coming through the machine as the cog wheels move.
So what do you think of of my As the wheels move neckalce? I found the form very experimental and a tad difficult as its a departure from my usual style.But I am glad that I got around it without trying to replicate the people/faces in the poster which is a big “NO” as far as creativity standards on unconventionality are concerned.
I hope you find it interesting