All parts in final arrangement now! But there is always the option of adding, or with some struggle, even removing! But I really do think this piece is finished, or well almost!
Even with all parts in final arrangement, I will need to verify they are securely attached, then I will add wall mounting hardware to the back. I may also improve the base so this piece can stand upright, which is not currently an option. I will probably add another clear coat also, in order to seal it well.
The title is “Reason to Worry”: the bare trees, an avenging angel, and the writing on the leaves convey a worrisome message about Earth’s rapidly shrinking forests. We need healthy forests for clean air, wildlife diversity, and our own mental health.
I love that I made everything about this artwork except the drawer, the paper, and the threads! Some of my assemblage work still includes a natural or found object or two, but most of them are all my own work. This is so satisfying.