So, when I first started created my 3D art (ala my crosses), it was an extension of the oil and acrylic canvass painting I have done on and off since college. Plus an expression of my faith and love for nature. When I found the courage to call on galleries and show them my larger pieces…they were a little worried (meaning off-put) about a collection with the bulk of pieces being crosses. Of course…I get it, because gas masks on animal sculptures and profanity in images is what society is more comfortable with! THAT SAID… I have realized that I love being creative regardless of the damn shape of the finished product! And so the challenge to find unique foundations to my technique began. My last few were 1930s frames from a home… and I loved creating them!
The shots below are my largest works thus far- this is the first of a set of old doors that I just dig, if I do say so myself! Here is a play-by-play of the whole creation process.
FYI: You can peruse my latest creations and past works (many are sold) here: Facebook Albums
And invest in pieces for your home, office, large space or as a gift: www.etsy.com/shop/kimberliedykeman
Including hearts, crosses, large composites, frames plus prints and cards of the works are also available… they are close-up shots that reveal the brilliance from paint seeping through the crevasses of the plaster!
Each piece is truly one of a kind and goes through several stages of creation. Solid woods are rough sanded then a layering and drying process is repeated with 2-4 different types of plasters and other compounds. When painted with layers of colorful of oils and acrylics, the result is a gorgeous, weathered neoclassical, abstract or Renaissance look. Varnish seals the work with a stunning high gloss and adds long lasting protection. All are ready for display and hanging and are signed, titled and dated. Included with each piece of art is a note from yours truly and one of my signature, published motivational vignettes that personally delivers perspective, optimism and purpose!
As for what’s in the studio under construction now…. OOOOHHH just you wait!
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About Kimberlie Dykeman: Kimberlie Dykeman is an on-camera personality, marketing buzzsaw, producer, media coach… and entrepreneur for OPTIMISM.