Thinking Caps

After finding some beautiful machine parts, I decided to use them as bases for three sculpted heads.  As I lived with the rotary cutter, the machine gear, and the flywheel, I remembered the old saying “put on your thinking cap” and the work took shape.

Thinking Cap #1

Sculpture of head wearing burst of flowers coming out of top.  Made of cut-worked upholstery fabric, leather, and fur in colors of brown, orange, black, and a touch of silver.  The flowers have watch faces in the center and clock hands for leaves.  The piece is mounted on an old machine gear.  

24” high x 10” wide x 10” deep

2016

Thinking Cap #2

Sculpture of warrior head wearing Trojan helmet with old faucet handles embellishments.  The piece is made using cut-worked upholstery fabric and leather in colors of blue, black, read, and some silver.  It sits atop an old rotary cutter.

27” high x 12” wide x 12” deep    

2016

 

Thinking Cap #3

Sculpture of head with a head.  The lower head is abstract and is made with cut-worked upholstery fabric and leather in colors of red, blue, green, yellow, and black.  The human head that peeks out of the lower head is made with cut-worked upholstery fabric in off-white with peering blue eyes.  The piece sits atop a platform made of old children’s blocks and a flywheel from an old machine.

27” high x 12” wide x 12” deep   

2016