12 x 12
unglazed porcelain, smalti, vitreous, stained glass, tempered glass, mirrored glass, coral
What we have here is a monochromatic image of a child blowing a dandelion. I purposefully played with the andamento on the child's profile and cheek, and used a more linear opus for the black background. I just happened to have some tempered glass that had shattered in kindof an upward pattern, which I felt could be "breathy". I debated about colored grout for the breath to set it apart from the background, but decided one's breath has no color. So, neither does the breath in my mosaic. The white seed specks blown loose by the breath transform into gold. "W hy?" you may ask. Because they can.
Below is an accompanying poem that does give additional insight into the image. I apologize for my tone in this post, it is purely one of frustration, nothing else. At some point, I'll try to get a better photo with more detail after cleanup and post in the gallery section of this site. So, do you think an artwork is unsuccessful if you have to go into great detail to "explain" it?
Make a wish
And then watch it float away
Will it be forgotten?
Or come true today?
Will it navigate life’s currents
Appearances more random,
Then vanish like a phantom?
Ooh, it’s come in for a landing
To try to take ahold.
Better grab it now
For in my mind it’s gold.