“Mile-A-Minute/Coleus” Double Ended Broach

double-ended pin

Mile-A-Minute/Coleus Double Ended Broach

Silver, Bronze, Colored Pencil, Steel – 2006

The idea behind this piece is for 2 visually opposing plants to come together. The pin is soldered into the leaves on the right, and is inserted into a rubber stop in the vines on the left. The leaves were colored by sandblasting the metal, using watercolor pencil to apply the color, and then spraying it with clear polymer to set it.