Andrew Niemann - photographs
I work by making photographic sketches of nature's shapes and colours that suggest stories to me. These photo sketches are then reworked in Photoshop to bring out the stories I imagined there.
Metal clay is made with powdered silver, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water to make a soft clay used to form jewelry, beads and sculptures. Once dried it is processed in a kiln to burn away the binder leaving the pure sintered metal.
Kristi's work can be found both in children's books and local galleries. Her acrylics, mandalas and children's illustration have a trademark antique sepia look. Works can be found at local arts events and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.