Of the three "reduced paper" ACTs I've made, this one weighs the most. You see, the Key to the City is quite a large award to be given.
Yet, somehow she manages to hold it with just one hand!I have to show you how lumpy this piece is too. The industrial sized clothing hook up near her head stands a good 3/16" up off the canvas. I sifted through a lot of metal sewing bits and that hook is the only thing that would "do"! At this angle, the honoree is dwarfed by the size of her award. That giant paper clip is nothing to be messed with either!
At this angle, you can also see that I've wired the key on. The paper bits are hotglued on, but the wire and metal bits are all wired (with "thread" from the screening- so it's got perfect patina) so I don't have unsightly adhesives gooping into view. The paper clip is merely clipped, but it's not going anywhere.
I've temporarily come to a halt after this one, but know I will do more (need more inspiring photos). Maybe I should also update my tetnus shot...