Last week, I walked you through the creation of my brand new anatomical wall, featuring scientific illustrations of animals and their very delightful insides.
To this area, I wanted to add the soft sculpture that my son bought me for Christmas, which I lovingly refer to as the dino-turkey:
The dino-turkey is an artist’s creation, and as such, I wanted it to have a real sense of presence when I displayed it. Instantly, I thought of a glass dome. And instantly, my wallet laughed.
Glass domes are gorgeous, but even a low-quality 10-inch dome can easily run $40-$60 dollars. Frankly, if I have that much to spend, I want more art! So here’s a nifty trick. Haunt your local thrift shops for a glass-domed clock:
The clock is easily removed: Just peek under the base and take out the screws. Save the clock for another project, and meanwhile, admire your new glass dome:
You can get rid of that cheap gold finish with a few coats of gesso and paint, but before you do, here’s another trick: If your glass dome is crowding your objet d’art, use epoxy clay to give your objet some room: