|Project by Patricelejeune||posted 02-25-2013 09:47 PM||1581 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
In the pursuit of mastering the fusion technique I did this portrait of my niece Gaëtane.
A mix of fusion and piece by piece, cut in 4.
I started from a picture
Chose the woods
And started from the center out. I did not care much about accuracy on that project, I chose to use a temperamental fast cutting to express the energy in the child.
I used a new idea of preparing pre-fusioned pack, piece of veneer in to layers already scrape and sanded through almost to the intended final result. i used those for the hair
Then I added backgrounds and dress. i had 2 bubinga and 2 dyed black maple backgrounds
Then i added some more fusion with curly yellow wood for the hair, a new piece by piece layer of red and purple veneer for the dress and couple touch up on the face.
Presented at the Design in Wood show in 2009 it did not meet the judges understanding and or appreciation.
-- Patrice lejeune