Finally got cracking on this half finished project from last January 🙄-
“Winter Forest”- Original sculpture by MJ Seal. Sackcloth, jute rope and PVA glue. Approximately 3′ x 3 1/2′. C. 2019
What started out as a few bits of burlap and rope has grown into a peculiar gray forest-
Pictured above is where I left off last winter.
After hanging in the wall for months I decided it need just a little bit more depth and texture-
So I applied a few more patches of torn up sackcloth soaked in glue water and then threaded extra strands of jute cord through them to hold it all together. A generous application of more glue water will ensure this peculiar sea fan- like form doesn’t fall apart. I love all the wiry, hairlike textures I can get with the shredded ends of the fabric and rope- it’s really looking alive 🤗
After this piece cures for a few weeks it will be ready for a skin of paint- stay tuned!