Three Things; Works in Progress – Laura Heath Tidemark
Today we have work in progress from Laura and her her Tidemark triptych. This work builds on her earlier Memento Mori Triptych but introduces a coastal theme.
The background images were taken of an old boat on Heswall shore. The wood was rotten and the metal fixings rusted but some scraps of paint remain – beautiful.
Laura added fused glass feathers to the scenes reminiscent of those found on the tideline. The colours were chosen to pick out accents of the image.
The printed images are mounted on foam board and the fused glass elements affixed with jewellery findings twisted into shape with pliers.
Here are the finished pieces on display together.
Here are some of the feathers in more detail. They are made from glass frit, a ground glass dust, that is then heat fused.