Sep 16, 2012


The work is done, the skull completed, the art created, my energy drained. As posted yesterday (see In memoriam), the skull still needed to be grouted, and marigold flowers on his eyes. Yes, it's a he.
GABROEN spent Sunday grouting, an exciting but somewhat unnerving process. After spending months on weaving thousands of beads, you spend only minutes covering them in a muddy paste. But armed with sponge, toothbrush, used credit cards and pointy picks, you can bring the glamour back. It makes a huge difference. By filling up the spaces between the beads, it paradoxically adds depth.
May I present to you 'Baas', my beaded memorial to a person dear to me.

GABROEN on behalf of Gabriella

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