Sequins a galore! … and I mean thousands. I have been creating artwork for most of my life and little pieces of glitz have always snuck in. I’m sure it started with Christmas ornaments and sparklers… maybe fireworks! Using sequins is one of my ways of painting light, of representing the elements, of depicting magical energy.
I do remember making a red jean jacket with matching pants that had an incredible sequin sunburst on the back-yoke way when disco was the rage. I sparkled! …and I danced and danced all with the disco balls and black lights.
My first sequin painting I did more than 30 years ago, I had very good eyes then. I have also created many huge paintings with sequins depicting rain drops and mist; waterfalls and puddles; stars and storms; cities and traffic lights; fountains and light-bugs! I was extremely selective of what kind of sequins to use and still do; most are vintage or unique and all sewn meticulously one by one.
Then I discovered rhinestones… well that is another story!
Above is shown my set up on the dining-room table of a very large rice-paper piece getting the glitz treatment. It will take about 2 weeks to complete and then it will be deliver to a large public art collection that will inaugurate in the spring. I will disclose where it is going to be hung once I am allowed to release this information.
“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” ― Lady Gaga