For the artists inspire unit, I was inspired by the piece called Beaded Crown from the NCMA's permanent collection. I really liked the texture of the piece and the way the lines were woven together to create texture that was visually pleasing. I was also inspired by the fact that the artist wove beads into the crown, which inspired me to put beads in my piece as well. The woven quality of this piece reminded me of friendship bracelets that I used to make when I was younger, so I decided that I would start making bracelets and create a project out of that. I started out making different types of woven and tied bracelets, however I realized that I was going to take me a while to make enough bracelets for a project. So, I enlisted the help of some of my classmates, and together we created woven bracelets, each unique. In the end, I chose to display the bracelets with a shadow box effect, by ripping off a canvas, and using the wooden frame to display the bracelets. I wrapped the bracelets around the edges of the frame and staple-gunned it to the back. In addition to the woven bracelets, I also encorperated the use of the beads into my project by stringing parts of party necklaces over the edge of the frame, along with the bracelets. Overall, I was very happy with the way that my piece turned out.
This is a picture of the piece that I was inspired by.
This is a picture of some of the materials I used in this project, mainly yarn and string.
This is a picture of the project in progress, while I was slowly stapling the bracelets onto the back of the frame.