This new work, Over the Moon, was begun in late 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic, and was completed about four months later, during the crisis. This escapism was enjoyed during my free time, after long days worked at home via the internet, for Winterthur Museum. Although it perhaps is not obvious in these images, the sculpture is not completely colorless. Hints of gold, copper-red and other colors are introduced via the stars.

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Over the Moon
Glass seed beads and thread, worked in peyote stitch over wooden core
Diameter: 9″

Available for purchase

Soon after posting this completed work, I stumbled across a fascinating website showing the history of images of the Moon, among other heavenly bodies. Perhaps you will find this interesting, too?

The below image was shared while the work was in progress. Over the Moon was inspired by wonderful photography made available by NASA. (I shamelessly manipulated one of their moon photos and applied it over a wooden core.) Also, I continue to be inspired by paintings created by my Mexican cousin, the aptly named Leonardo Nierman.

Grigsby Over the Moon Beadwork Sculpture 3-19-20

 



New work: Over the Moon

Just Beneath the Surface (sea turtle)

life desaturated (squirrel)

Freedom Cubed (4 Elements – Air)

I’m All Ears! (Margay)

Tigger-Tiger

Grigsby Beadwork - Tigger-Tiger

It Dawned on Me (Airplane)

Social Climber (Squirrel)

Hide (Fawn)

Leslie Grigsby Beadwork - Fawn (Hide)

Fountain of Youth (Fawn)

Fountain of Youth (Fawn)

Changing Spots

In Progress

Koi Teapot

Grigsby Beadwork Koi Teapot

Jeannie’s Koi

Earth Series

4 Elements (Helmets)

Fish & Waterways (other)

Teapot: If You Drink Any More Tea, You'll Turn Into a Teapot

Outer Space

Egyptian Teapot

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