In my hunt for unitque pieces to be reborn into art, I occassionally find stringed instruments in different phases of the death toll. I have created 3 violins to date. The first and second one were covered in Wild English roses and the third one has been decorated with a wildflower garden. I have to rebuilt them but like to leave them looking old and used. Each has hundreds of flowers and leaves. My first banjo was a challenge because it was in very poor shape and was too old to find parts. I filled the inside of the banjo with magnolia flowers, painted the back skin with magnolias then put on a glass front painting the edge with more flowers. The 4th violin is a 18 inch student violin, used but in excellent condition. It is filled with both roses and wildflowers. I am waiting on a 5th violin.
I bought a 17 inch student violin that is in perfect condition
and have started to make roses and flowers
to add to the violin.
This one will be easier to finishe
because of its size. All of the roses, leaves and flowers
are made on wire then intertwined
before added to the violin.
These are the first photographs of the project.
17 inch Student Violin
The Banjo 2017
My First 3 Violins with Flowers - All Were Rescued from Antique Stores
2nd Violin with Roses
First Violin with Roses
3rd Violin with Wildflower
Barbara Svetlick - River of Glass Studio @ 2007
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