More Magnolia Ornament Experiments

Last week I had a go at dipping some more of my grandmas old ornaments in magnolia paint. I’m using this process as a way of of removing the remnants of a time gone by.  I still prefer the original magnolia figure but it was a nice experiment with which I may use these figures for future works. I also want to mention that I got a an amazing book out last week including a fantastic interview with artist Ruth Claxton. In discussion regarding her ornamental pieces I particularly liked these two comments- “They are seductive objects yet equally they are disturbing; they are not returning your gaze because they are in some way blinded.” and this simple but brilliant comment- “a mini utopia on your mantelpiece.”