This week, I finished my chair for the DAIS auction and she is in full bloom.
I named her Rose. Not only because of its floral theme, but like all of the women who use this local shelter, they have a name, an identity and are 'rising' up against their situation.
For the seat and back, I used pages and pages of recycled magazine images of beautiful, cheerful flowers. Lilacs, peonies, tulips...and roses.
The chair had such wonderful lines I wanted to keep, and even highlight, the empty spaces. Finding just the right image to wrap and sculpt around the curves was the finishing touch.
I am delivering the chair next week, with the auction happening in early May. I not only hope Rose goes to a happy home, but also raises a garden full of money for these brave women.