Treasures from my garden II
I often found unexpected bits of nature blown into my garden by the wind. This debris, broken bird eggs, bits of plants or insects, inspired a new idea. Combining them with the Japanese concept of kintsugi (repairing and repurposing broken objects by painting the imperfections with gold to make them precious again), I developed my sculptural piece, ‘Garden Treasures’.
The sculpture consists of three white wooden containers with broken eggshells filled with objects. Each egg contains a small, unnoticed element from my garden. Kintsugi is also a metaphor for embracing imperfections in life. Each imperfect element is now singled out
|Technique:||Wood, Resin, Eggshells, Found Objects|
|Contents:||Meal, Food, Dish, Platter, Burger|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||16in x 19in|
Doris Charest, AFCA
St. Albert, Alberta
Nature and the world around her inspire Doris. Mixed media is Doris’ favorite form of painting. She loves exploring textures, shapes, and a more contemporary look. Art has become a voyage of discovery and she follows it to see where it will bring her.
"Capturing memories in a way that a camera cannot, my paintings invite you to explore the subject; quietly discovering what is really there. Each painting is a story waiting to happen"