Points of View 2006
Lara Melnik, Whitehorse
"moonrise on the bay" Polymer Clay, NFS
Shallow Bay, where I walk, skate and mountain-gaze gives me endless inspiration. When I need a break from my studio I go to this place to breathe some fresh air, watch the ducks dabbling or feel the bite of winter on my cheeks.
This is not a painting. I create my images out of polymer clay by layering different blends of colour or superimposing one colour on another. I may then add texture, natural objects (rocks, wood, or placer gold) or millefiori canes. These I also create with polymer clay. When I am finished with my image, I bake it on a ceramic tile, fix it to wood or matte-board and frame it.