A very special memorial commission. I was able to create a wall-hanging mixed media sculpture with two resin cast hearts that light wirelessly by remote. The names of those this Muertita remembers are engraved in the big heart inside her chest. In her hand she holds out a heart for us, to offer us her strength through her resilience.
Her main body is made of a wood and wire skeleton. Clay used include Apoxie, Air-Dry, and Paper Clay. Paint is acrylic with clear UV sealant. Flower materials vary from plastic to polyester blends. Crown, wall portal, and hearts were cast in clear resin with mica powders and alcohol inks, then painted with acrylics and sealed with clear resin. Battery casing lives in the removable main heart, and the wires can be replaced.
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