Blooming Hub Caps           Sharon Zigrossi
hub cap  art

Creations

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Pretty In Pink Peony

Despite being made of cast off materials this Peony is pretty in pink! The base is a hub cap with a petal pattern that is painted and embellished with found materials; rebar pins, window screen, q-tips, toothpicks, bits of jewel bric a brac, to recreate the flower's intensely frilly center.

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YoYo Heart

Inspired by the promise of spring flowers I approached this hub cap as if it was a quilt and I painted the "fabric". I then created the  heart shaped center bursting with painted flowers. As a finishing touch I added smashed bottle caps. that I painted as flowers.. The crimped edges of the bottlecaps reminded me of sewn yoyos that I've seen made into quilts. 

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Heart's Desire

Being better with a brush and paint than a needle and thread I created my own crazy quilt of bright colors and patterns.  The center is a multi dimensional blue flower created with wood and a bit of bling.

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Sunny Buick

Sunny Buick is a metal hub cap that was inspired by my love of sunflowers.  I am fascinated by the textures of the flower and it's interesting seed dense center.  This is my interpretation. I incorporated lots of found materials including metal pieces, acrylic gems, window screen mesh and bits of this and that to create the center.

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Oh Sunny Day

The vibrant colors and flowers on a birthday card became my color palette for  Oh Sunny Day.  I am always on the lookout for unusual cast off items at garage and estate sales and that is where I found a box of carpentry biscuits that were shaped like flower petals.

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Cottonwood

Swirls of colors and shapes were dancing in my head when I was painting Cottonwood's flower. For the center I  wanted something multi dimensional to be like the daisy I was envisioning. The  built up center piece is made with recycled tin can lids, wood circles and carpentry  biscuits.

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