Yin and Yang, Beaded Dragonfly Duo Box Frame
This colourful mixed media artwork is my interpretation of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, the opposing but complementary elements of life - female/male, dark/light, cold/hot.
It is created around the central disc which was cut from a gift tag that I have had for several years. I love the colours and its Chinese style. Taking colours from it produced the two dragonflies, a mix of new and recycled beads and crystals with printed acetate film wings. I used more recycled beads for the stylised waterlilies and old greetings cards were used for the other flowers, finished off with mesh ribbon leaves. They are all mounted on a printed background paper with a watercolour effect in shades of yellow producing what I hope is a pleasing overall image.
The black box frame is 20cm (8 ins) square, 3.3cm deep and has a hanging hook on the back. All Beaded Beasties artworks are unique and this would make an ideal gift for any insect lover, as an engagement or wedding present or just because!