Wednesday, July 2, 2014

coneflower heads in onion stalks

This is pretty wacky, but, boy, was it fun to make. First you have to know where it came from. I was inserting some Egyptian onions into slots in the shelf below and that required shortening some of their stems. The leftover stem pieces seemed just too interesting to throw away, so I stood them up, like columns, in this black pin holder. Then the hollow onion stems seem to call for something to be dropped into them and I happened to have the perfect thing sitting in a bucket in the utility room: some coneflower heads with their petals ripped off. These shapes are reminiscent of many things--including mushrooms.

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