Matilija Poppy

       Together with many artist friends we will work together as a group on this project for the benefit of the Mendocino Art Center. In our journey of studying the Masters of the past we have come to realize the magnificent jewels of their time were not created by one. Stay posted as we share our journey.                                           


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A weeks work with Tom Herman, Patsy Croft, Nancy Gardner, Bob Weinstock.              

 

                                                  Photo of a Matilija Poppy

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Hello Mendocino

 

And we began..thinking planing …1079matillija-poppy-1-of-159-119

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The Beginning.. this cute little part will become the stamens. Dawn shared this with us as one of her students had shared it with her.

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Thanks Dawn!

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The tube will be placed inside the stamens and act as a bolt to attach to the stem.

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Now on to the buds. We have planned two unopened pods. Ethan was busy on this.

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Here he made a form into the piece of wood after Tom made a paper bud as a model.

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You can see the two pod parts on the left.

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Pod parts assembled and ready to be chased by Master Bob Weinstock.

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Nancy busy making leaves, chasing leaves and saw piercing leaves.

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Thanks Nancy

The stigma and stamen coming together.

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The underside of the stigma will act as a nut and screw to the stem to hold all petals in place.

 

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Here the stigma and the stamen will attach to the branch, between the stamina and the branch will be the 6 petals.

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A nice stem from the garden to help us with the placement of the flower and pods.

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Lots of photos to work from.

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Celebrating a few tiny things we had make before Ethan leaves us.

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More calculation to make the flower petals.

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Nitric depletion of parts to start enameling. 

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Master Bob Weinstock chasing the leaves.

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 And Bob’s beautiful chasing on the flower buds.

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Pieces are coming together.

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Our team head Master getting excited.

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 Bob has shaped and now chasing the flower sepal.

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With Nancy Gardner’s help the flower is coming together.

Look like my flash did not fire *(

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Beautiful!

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Time to head home, in less than a week we made lots of progress!

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Stay tuned as we continue from our own studios.

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The Matilija Poppy Brooch will go to auction later this year to raise funds for the school, Mendocino Art Center.

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Progress!!

Matching colors for enameling.

It is time to make our connection, this will pull everything together and I will be able to start the enameling process.

Coming Together. Stay Tuned!