Hibiscus 1 ... a flower blossom construct by artist Terry Lefler. A shaped 17in x 22in mixed-media cutout painting. the art is ready to hang.
The petal area is approximately 17" x 18"(wide). The overall dimensions, including the stamen, are approximately 17" x 22 (wide)".
This photo shows the cutout painting hanging on a black background.
This photo shows the cutout painting hanging on a "stucco" exterior wall in direct sunlight.
The photo above shows a side view of the artwork and shows that there are two basic pieces.
a- The stamen has a metal stem and metal "hairs". The anther is made from a synthetic material and is coated with acrylic paint. The stem section is painted with enamel paint. The anther is approximately 2 inches above the petal level.
b- The petal area of the blossom is shaped plywood with some sections thicker than others. The most common thickness is approximately ¼ inch.. Raised edges have been sculpted using synthetic wood materials. This area has been painted using spray enamel paint and by air-brushing with enamel paint. The entire piece has been coated with a gloss clear-coat.
3 - The photo below shows a close-up of the anther and stamen.
The photo above shows the artwork from the back. The artwork has been signed on the back. The photo shows a metal fixture for the attachment of the stamen, the signature, and the "picture wire" that is attached to two metal support brackets.
artist holding the painting
The process for making the cutout painting:
A 1/4" thick piece of plywood was shaped into a 17" x 18" outline of a hibiscus flower blossom. (There is more the one thickness for the petals.) Raised edges were sculpted using synthetic wood materials. The plywood cutout was sealed, coated with multiple coats of primer and sanded for a smooth surface. The back side of the plywood has picture wire attached to two metal piece.
The stamen section was made by bending a metal rod, sculpting the antler section with synthetic epoxy materials, attaching metal "hairs" and painting with acrylic and enamel paint.
The artwork has been signed on the back.
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