|My 4 x 4 tile|
As any of you who read my blog regularly know, I love working with polymer clay. 50 years ago the company ‘FIMO’ made the first polymer clay in Germany. Fimo is now world famous and there are also many other companies who make different brands of it. Fimo has 115+ colors and is used in 60+ countries.
As part of the 50 year celebration, The Fimo 50 World Project is under way. This world project is a way for polymer artists to participate in a collaborative art project that will benefit charity. It works this way: an individual polymer artist makes a unique 4” x 4” tile that is sent to a central site. The tiles will then be placed on a large scale sculpture symbolizing the earth. Once the ‘Fimo World’ is finished, it will be dismantled and each piece will be auctioned. All profits will go to (1) Dr. Ron Lehocky’s Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies and (2) the Samunnat community in Nepal.
As I look at some of the tiles that already have been received, I am amazed at the variety of ideas and techniques that are being used. Being part of a large community like polymer clay is inspirational and such fun! If anyone is interested in participating go to www.staedtler.us The deadline is April 30.
My 4” x 4” tile is finished and ready to pack. I thought you might be interested is seeing some of the process. In a previous post (http://www.lindabrittdesign.blogspot.com/2015/06/monarch-butterflies-and-more.html) I shared the process of the butterfly cane. I decided to use that cane for my tile to call attention to the plight of butterflies worldwide. The 5 images (similar to the human form) in the center circle symbolize the need for all of us to connect and take care of the environment.
|The 3 sizes of butterfly canes I used|
|Planning the geometry.|
|The finished piece|
There are several pieces of polymer jewelry on my etsy site using this cane. www.etsy.com/shop/lindabrittdesign Please take a look!