I continue to work with the Mary statuary piece I am covering in vintage glass mosaic pieces. After pondering the base of the statue I opted for Italian porcelain roses at her feet. Loving Italian design and colors after visiting Florence a couple of years ago, the influence continues to be a part of my art.
Blue irridescent glass pieces from a tea set from Bohemia cover her gown. I love this color of blue it reminds me of the Mediterranean.
A closer view of the porcelain flowers from Italy at her feet. The border at the bottom of the statue are from a vintage ironstone platter from England. The color of blue matches the blue of her gown perfectly. I debated for months over the color of the base of the statue. I had considered black with a celestial theme or bright red for contrast.
I settled on the porcelain flowers to accompany the snake in emerald green at her feet.
I plan to cover the remainder of the base with pieces from the vintage ironstone platter. I had hoped to have the statue completed for the Gypsy Festival this weekend, but I just can't rush through this piece - it's very near and dear to my heart and I enjoy the time I spend with Mary.