A silversmith’s vision brings together a woodworker and a painter to collaborate in The Opera Project.
Queen of the Night from the opera The Magic Flute is the first piece in the series of seven. Above you can see how all three artisans’ work come together in one piece. You can view here a video depicting the stages in the making of the neck-piece that hangs in this triptych.
NY silversmith, Jennifer Townsend, who envisioned the series, asked me, in GA, to design and build the stages to house her neck-pieces. Sheena Graham-George is a painter, mixed-media and paper artist who has collaborated with Jen on a previous project. Sheena lives in the Orkney Isles, Scotland, UK.
Material: curly maple, poplar,veneers: figured maple,walnut, gold-leaf, paint, LED flex tape lights, piano hinges.
Dimensions (h x w x d): 44″ x 46″ x 8″
Year Made: 2012
Please view The Opera Project – Preamble for the vision behind this series.