Well it looks like I missed two weeks of blogging about my progress on The Octopus. I kept telling myself that I was almost finished, and if I kept working instead of writing about it, I would be done sooner. Only I kept finding more work to be done. The good news is that I am finally finished with this piece! I put the backing on yesterday and photographed today. That last 10% of any project is always the hardest. I took some nice photos earlier today.
The entire background was filled in with the same shade and texture of blue to keep it uniform. After much agony and wanting to add more color to this piece, it just wasn't working. I scaled back to just let her shine. I love it.
The rarest of creatures, Anne Hollander is a native Floridian originally from Naples, Florida. She moved fled to Orlando in 1995 to attend the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She toiled and learned for many years as a Graphic Designer while nurturing her life-long love for Ceramics. Finally she escaped from the oppression of corporate life to follow her heart into Clayland…
Anne works out of her home studio where she creates handmade tiles by impressing natural, organic, and man-made materials she scavenges from her environment to create patterns in the clay. The finished tiles are randomly broken and placed back together to form stunning images with depth, texture and gleam. Anne makes both functional and decorative pieces that can be hung on a wall, propped in a corner or even custom installed in your home! Anne’s colorful and whimsical pieces take many days to many weeks to create and each one is uniquely one of a kind.