Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Game Fish


Larry Fuente's "Game Fish"

Hi, I'm back from vacay. It wasn't the slightest bit relaxing, but I came home with hundreds of pictures for source material ~ both for my digital photography and collage work and for beading! Here's one that I have to share from our visits to some of the Smithsonian museums. It's *huge*!!

This masterpiece of beading and assemblage is located in the Renwick Gallery, which is up off the mall, nearer to the White House. We were able to go to the Hirshorn in the morning, the Renwick in early afternoon, and then hit the Museum of Natural Science late afternoon after an energizing lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. The Swordfish was the best example of beading that I saw, even though I think most of the items are glued on rather than stitched. I know it's hard to see, but one of the rows of "scales" on the dorsal fin are Ken dolls and GI Joes...this thing is really really big.



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