The Red Spikes
Dimensions: 21″ x 25″ / 53 x 63.5 cm
Care: Can be cleaned with a gentle blow with a blow dryer on cold setting from at least 6″ away. A lint roller might also come in handy.
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The piece is lightly rolled around foam for shipping. Shipped in a tube from Michigan, USA.
This piece was inspired by Dale Chihuly’s striking installation of the Red Spikes at Fredrick Meijer Gardens in Michigan. It was a beautiful sight on a bright, sunny day, out in the open, on a low hill. The red glass spikes against the green grass and blue sky was an extraordinary sight.
It is a paper weaving, first painted with acrylics. Here is a video with Chihuly talking about his spikes:
Boisali Biswas is a studio artist working in mixed-media fibers, currently residing in West Bloomfield, MI. She is originally from India, and her formative years were spent at Visva-Bharti International University, founded by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The essence of that profound experience of being in tune with nature throughout the educational journey has stayed with her and continues to influence her work. She has always had a deep-rooted attachment to the traditional art forms of her culture-rich homeland. There is an underlying influence of the captivating traditional patterns and techniques and usage of stunningly rich array of colors in Indian art.
Boisali has also had a lifelong fascination for ethnic and indigenous arts from around the world. Living in this country for over two decades and adapting to Western styles, techniques, inspirations in concert with her background and fascinations has made her Art into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages that are very unique and feast for the eyes.