Here are some images of what Kristen sent me, they were part of a collection from her Aunt Rose who lived 94 of her 99 years in East Boston. Aunt Rose apparently collected lots of things…which I can relate to!
And here are each of the gloves, 4 pair
Now, a little inside story on this – I never know what is appropriate to share with everyone bc, well, everyone has their own idea of what is ok to share about themselves…but I must tell you I feel a connection to Kristen bc she, like myself, has had many different careers – she has done everything from carpentry to fine art and has bought and restored her own beach house. Kristen is also getting married in October. When I was making this I had to feel like I was making something she could look at, and step into her new life with her family and have it include her Aunt Rose, I don’t know if or how she can do this but I felt like it needed to be something she could display and have it be slightly bridal. Also Kristen totes called it when she asked me not to make any creepy ghost hands (those of you who are Mass Art folks SO know this could happen!). So the connection between weddings, funerals, art, gloves, collecting and making all came to fruition to make this;
I also used the tissue paper, I wrapped it around the frame, you can see it here. This however, isn’t the frame I ended up using, it wasn’t right so I made one myself from annealed wire, and yes, it was a big pain in the ass but totally worth it! Its all in the details!
I kind of twisted up the paper and used it like raffia, weaving it in and around the spaces in the frame.
Hope you like it Kristen!