Though a simple compass design, this piece breaks my normal routine in several ways. The first is that it's a simple design. After completing "Vriksha", I was jaded by overzealous patterns and intense symmetry. I honestly needed something easy for a moment, hence the compass.
The second change is that I did not fill in the entire piece with the disc fragments. This allowed me to keep the design the center of focus, instead of the image have a "magic-eye" effect. It also allowed me to use some contrasting background paint, which was a last minute idea. I actually covered up the frame and design and lightly sprayed it, giving it a dusting.
The last change is that I didn't make the frame as I did with "The Remover" and "Vriksha." I went to an antique store and found a beat up old picture with a decent frame, brought it home, punched the picture out and voila! New frame! To be honest, the original picture was weird. I'll post a picture of it below.
I'm glad that I gave myself a break from the big expansive pieces. This one is only 24"x18". Yay! Check out the other disc mosaics I've created by clicking HERE.
The Journey to "Yantra"
|Step 1: Buy an old picture|
with a weird little boy in it.
|Step 2: Mount the board and|
get to work.
|Step 3: Keep working|
|...nobody told you to stop..|
|...and done! "Yantra"|