Els Mommers – M
Man O’War jellyfish
Inspiration: While diving or snorkeling I sometimes saw a jellyfish and, although I was very afraid of their sting, I was always very intrigued by their transparency. They appear so suddenly and unexpected and are so different from the rest of the underwater life.
I again wanted this piece to be a continuation of the coral landscape in my previous pieces with a new addition every time. This time I hand painted a piece of flower- and a piece of star-coral, what is mixed with painted lutrador, tyvek and puff paste pieces. I also painted a big purple cup sponge. Some sponges I made with beads wrapped in organza and boiled. After removing the beads the organza kept the bubbles and gave a 3D effect. I also crocheted some small cup sponges.
The jellyfish is made of several layers of organdie and shiny organza and is made 3D too. The tentacles are made with painted dryer sheets and couched cotton and woolen threads. The whole piece is covered with blue organza and some pieces of shimmering open woven sheer fabric. The sea is quilted with a bubble motif.
Pictures of the whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com