|Rainbow Starflower by Nutmeg Designs, glass on wood, 7 inches, ©2012|
We have been asked to recreate the above piece. Our challenge is to make it pleasing to the client while not hindered by trying to make it exact. At this point I can say it might have been more fun to let loose and truly play with the design.
As an artist, what would you have done?
And I wonder how I would act as a client??? Would I be willing to commission a piece and say, "Make it new. Let the creativity flow?" I am thinking of doing that with a collage artist. I desire one of Abby Sernoff's pieces, but how to make that commission still floats in my mind.
It can be a bit challenging to have open ended commissions, but the results can be so worth it.
I did let Coltrane flow when I made our second version. And that's a good thing. I am thinking about being creative with this design, one that emerged at a silent retreat.
Now be prepared to be taken to a place by someone who has truly explored it ...