Archive for the 'Grates' Category

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Attleboro Grate” Donation for Attleboro Arts Museum Gala Fundraiser: October 12 – November 1, 2017.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Bobbi Mastrangelo donated “Attleboro Grate”  for Attleboro Arts Museum Gala Fundraiser October 12-November 1, 2017.

Since 2001, I have been donating art for Attleboro Art Museum’s annual fundraiser.  Proceeds from the auction fund colorful and innovative arts programs for all levels of artists and art students.  The on-line bidding opens on October 12, 2017.  Here is a chance to purchase art at a reasonable price and support the arts too. View all the items:

Here is my Donation:  It is a mixed media piece over gallery wrapped canvas.

Attleboro Grate by Bobbi Mastrangelo

Attleboro Grate  by Bobbi Mastrangelo,  8″ x 8″ x 1.5″  Mixed Media

The Japanese Ink Float Paper under the textured grate was created by Marilyn Wold, a talented paper maker.

Attleboro Grate (side view)

Attleboro Grate (side view)

Please Share the news with other art enthusiasts.  Your comments on my blog are so appreciated.

“Florida Citrus 467-1” Mastrangelo’s Creation for Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursday Exhibit: “Florida Grown.”

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

“Florida Grown:”  when I heard the exhibition title, I did not think my manhole art theme could fit in.  When Googling Florida Grown, so much came up about oranges and Florida Citrus, that I knew I had to add oranges to my water cover creation.  Also needed would be light (sun), water (raindrops), soil and seeds.

For “Sunlight” I installed a fluorescent bulb and began testing colors on my foam form.

Inserting the Light, Painting the Background

Four pieces of an empty orange crate worked well for the sides. Number five crate end was cut in half and reversed for the top and bottom.

Wooden Crate Pieces Enhance the Outside

Fresh oranges from the market place were my guide for carving. Next the styrofoam balls had to be “Frosted” with Smooth Finish paintable coating.

Preparing to Carve Oranges

Preparing to Carve Oranges

I added the stem bits from real oranges and began saving citrus seeds.

Oranges, Seed Holders and First Raindrops

Oranges, Seed Holders and First Raindrops

What to use for seed holders?  I ordered test tubes, but they did not work… too long.  You will never believe what functioned as seed holders! Al took apart the components from two spring loaded toilet tissue rollers. Ah the depths one will traverse for “Manhole Art!”

Design the Water Cover

Design the Water Cover

A quick paper cut out helped me in planning the lighting pattern. Yes, Artists do use Mathematics.  The protractor was used to divide the degrees for openings to let the light shine through the Water Covers.

Cut the Openings

Cut the Openings

Color the Cover

Color the Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Ink float Paper was perfect for the back of the water cover.  A few coats of  gloss medium made the paper translucent. Glass Raindrops replaced the foam drops,appearing more authentic for water drops.

To be continued…

Water Waves Paper Backing

Water Waves Paper Backing

Japanese Ink Float Paper

Japanese Ink Float Paper

This is a sample of Japanese Ink Float paper created by Paper Maker, Marilyn Wold. It was perfect for the back of my water cover. Coatings of glass medium made the paper translucent.
 OrangeCrate1 OrangeCrate2
Replacing the foam drops with glass water drops.  Holes were cut through all the chambers, to allow light to shine down on the water drops and oranges. The Tubes on the right contain soil and seeds.  Don’t the oranges look real?
OrangeViewL OrangeViewR

Florida Citrus 467-1

(view from the left)

Florida Citrus Letters are painted in graded tones of Citrus Yellow and Orange.  Palm Trees add the tropical dimension.

Note the use of wooden market crate pieces in their natural state.  The knot hole is backed with translucent paper to emit light.
“Florida Citrus 467-1” is being exhibited at The Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursday Exhibition on April 2nd 2015.
The exhibition theme is “Florida Grown.” The  art work is juried from the membership of Florida Artists Registry.  http://floridaartistsregistry.com/
OrangeCrate

“Florida Citrus 467-1” (front view)


Bad Behavior has blocked 196 access attempts in the last 7 days.

css.php
Facebook IconVisit Our Blogfacebook like button