"Words and Music"●
Our head is full of words and music. Where do we put it all? Music is art, words are art . . .we put it all out there, and what you see is the WHOLE of who we are.
This piece, the first in a series of three, is made from a mannequin's head, the kind beautician's use to practice hair styling and hair cutting. I found 6 of these at a garage sale, the young woman was selling them because she was changing careers. I love their life size, and the well defined features on them. After shaving the head, I began by applying papers from vintage books and vintage sheet music. I found that the rubber finish on the mannequin head takes collage beautifully.
Using a 1" square hole punch, I took vintage sheet music and pages from a vintage encyclopedia to make all the paper pieces. Once the paper was down, 'music' on the left side and 'words' on the right side, I sealed the whole thing with a high gloss varnish medium. Then I embellished the ears with clock works, and used a gold tone chain belt as the necklace. An old pair of wire rimmed glasses finish the piece. The stand is a wooden vase base Click on any image to enlarge SOLD