This summer I began work on another upcycled large canvas using some old large staples that I discovered while I was looking for junk jewellery in a second-hand shop. There was no jewellery but I saw this old cardboard box ripped open a bit so you could see what was in the box. I'd never seen staples that large before and assumed they were an industrial variety – made for a machine that was probably no longer in service.
So I had fun arranging and designing with them but they weren't that big, so it took quite a while to take them apart and line them up as straight as I could on the canvas. And then I had to pour my "glue" carefully so as not to disturb my design. The other flat metal pieces I used on this painting were flattened out heat sink panels from a motor my husband had taken apart (thank you Michael!).
The colours that I began with were not at all the colours I ended up with, but that's the mystery of painting – unveiling before my eyes. I also enjoy the double triangle motif, as triangles overlapping represent the trinity of God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) and the trinity of man (body, soul, spirit).
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