The International Tournament of Art and Craft Challenge 4 is taking us to Africa. Well, Africa is special to us because Sunila hails from Kenya and has spent her childhood there.
Africa thus brings some stark imagery to our minds and we’ve used that in our creation.
We’ve created two canvas panels incorporating the themes and the mood-board for Africa.
Warm, bright colors- We’ve used metallic accents and warm desert colors.
Repeated ethnic patterns- We focussed on the folklore- their work, music, dance and repeated that symbolism.
Charms, pearls, metallic wire- We’ve created ours with clay.
Words or text- Not included as we felt, our pieces speak for themselves
Textures, cracks, rust effect- The entire feel of the pieces’ is rustic, with varied textures and 3 D images.
Here are some close ups: