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Art by Kate Claringbould

"The Cardinal I"

The Cardinal Bead Mosaic Artwork

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Availability: Artwork is no longer available.

Meaning:

The males are a flash of red regardless of the season. In my back garden they perform the rituals of their lives with their respective mates - raising chicks, finding food, finding shelter. They are mundane daily tasks and yet when watching another species at work, they are also endlessly fascinating.

 

They remind me that even when dressed in the most gorgeous of finery we all have work that needs to be done. The work of raising, of living, of being. None of us are exempt. They remind me that it is the work of living that creates a life. These tasks are the fabric on which our memories and moments are built on.  Finally, they also remind me that a life does not need to be anything more. These moments are sufficient enough reason for just being.

Facts:

Medium: Bead Mosaic

Date of Completion: December 2020

Materials used: Miyuki Delica Beads, Apoxie Sculpt, plywood substrate and polyurethane non-yellowing UV resistant varnish.

Size: 8 inches x 8 inches

Hours to make: over 35 hours.

How was it made: Each bead was placed by hand one by one by the artist Kate Claringbould

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Art by Kate Claringbould

"Beach Sunset"

Beach Sunset Bead Mosaic Artwork

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Availability: Part of the Museum of Beadwork's Beaded Square project (2020)

Meaning:

Facts:

Medium: Bead Mosaic

Date of Completion: September 2020

Materials used: Miyuki Delica Beads, Apoxie Sculpt, glass substrate and polyurethane non-yellowing UV resistant varnish.

Size: 6 inches x 6 inches

Hours to make: over 15 hours.

How was it made: Each bead was placed by hand one by one by the artist Kate Claringbould

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Art by Kate Claringbould

"The Blue Jay"

The Blue Jay Bead Mosaic Artwork

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Meaning:

I stand before you, looking back over my shoulder, inviting you into my world, a world full of rich designs and images. I want to share with you all that I create. I want to tell you so many things, about my art, myself and how it all fits together. I want to show you how I understand current events, changing times, my memories and the world around me. I want to share who I am, what I see and how I see.

 

Yet, art is also a dialogue between the art, the artist and the viewer. So I stand before you, inviting you to join me on this journey of mine and participate in the dialogue. I hope that you will share what the artwork means to you, the ideas you have and your perspective on any thoughts I write.  I hope that you will also share part of who you are, what you see and how you see, so that together we can make our worlds richer.

 

I hope that by sharing we will understand each other a little better, understand the world around us a little more and break down the walls and barriers that stop us from truly getting to know each other. I hope that by sharing we can make the world a friendlier place for ourselves and others.

Facts:

Medium: Bead Mosaic

Date of Completion: September 2020

Materials used: Miyuki Delica beads, glue, glass substrate and polyurethane non-yellowing UV resistant varnish.

Size: 8 inches x 8 inches

Hours to make: over 30 hours.

How was it made: Each bead was placed by hand one by one by the artist Kate Claringbould

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Art by Kate Claringbould

"The Dolphin"

The Dolphin Bead Mosaic Artwork

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Meaning:

Sometimes I find myself caught up in the routines of life, not stopping to pause or enjoy the view around me.  It is amazing how quickly we become wrapped up in our work, daily chores and the tasks of living.  Often we forget to leave time for play, relaxation and the enjoyment of the everyday.

 

Dolphins themselves are known for taking joy and pleasure in life. They are not only about fulfilling the basic functions of life. They play and have fun amongst themselves. 

 

I chose to make “The Dolphin” to remind me to slow down every now and then. To take pleasure in the here and now and to every so often give myself permission to enjoy all the great things that life has to offer. After all who wouldn’t want to take a day here and there, go to the beach and surf those waves….

Facts:

Medium: Bead Mosaic

Date of Completion: September 2020

Materials used: Miyuki Delica beads, glue, glass substrate and polyurethane non-yellowing UV resistant varnish.

Size: 4 inches x 4 inches

Hours to make: over 8 hours.

How was it made: Each bead was placed by hand one by one by the artist Kate Claringbould

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Art by Kate Claringbould

"The Starlight Turtle"

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Availability: Artwork is no longer available.

Meaning:

Turtles represent many things: longevity, wisdom, determination and a steady march to one’s goals. There is also another side of a turtle that is thought about less often. Turtles can also represent security in times of stress. Everyone at some point in their life will retreat into their shells a little when situations become too overwhelming. As a quiet person I love the latter representation of a turtle. The turtle serves to remind me that every now and then I need to draw back, take a break and enjoy the night sky at a beach. I know that when I come back, I will be ready to take another step and another on my path towards my goals.

Facts:

Medium: Bead Mosaic

Date of Completion: August 2020

Materials used: Miyuki Delica beads, glue, glass substrate and polyurethane non-yellowing UV resistant varnish.

Size: 4 inches x 4 inches

Hours to make: over 8 hours.

How was it made: Each bead was placed by hand one by one by the artist Kate Claringbould

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