Made by Diann
Hello Everyone. It has been a while since I posted anything as life has taken me in other directions. It was a nice and relaxing change to work some paper mache. There is nothing like getting your hands all covered in mache paste.
This is a piece that has been floating around in my mind for quite sometime and I finally figured out how I wanted it create it. I love making houses and imagining the families who lived there and the life they lived. When I see an abandoned house I am saddened that someone’s hard work has been left to be over come by the elements and wildlife. So this piece represents the many deserted homes I have seen in my travels. Although this one for me brought feelings of sadness and loneliness it also brought me joy as I thought of the spirits of those who once gathered in these homes and the life they lived.
4 thoughts on “Abandoned – Only Spirits Remain”
I love your houses. You don’t see that many paper mâché houses so your work is refreshing. Great paint job!
Thank you Jonni. I had fun working this one.
I could never keep the cardboard from warping so I now use foam board. It works do much better. It glues and tapes much easier and so much more stable. Does that help with the question?
Yes, that’s a great answer, Diann. Thanks!
Hi Diann. This is an interesting (and beautiful) combination of painting and sculpting. I always love pieces that have a story behind them, so thank you so much for including it.
Just yesterday someone asked me for advice about making a small playhouse with cardboard and paper mache. Do you have a trick to keep it from warping while the paper mache dries?