First we had to cut the stems off of each nut. Then file those down so we could glue them to a board.
We experimented with different arrangements of the nuts. The canvas we bought was a bit too white, so we painted it green and then a darker green from leftover paint I have around the house. Here's one of the early nut arrangements.
The final product hangs vertically and looks like this...sort of. Blogger has made it IMPOSSIBLE to get a photo vertical now.
There is a sea of nuts with the top on the right in this photo. A stem runs through the image from bottom right towards upper left. Two branches come off of that to the left and right. A random cluster is in the upper right.
The project got me thinking about textures, and that was echoed at the West Terrace Cemetery. We went there on a tour and saw lots of different graves. Its one of Adelaide's oldest cemeteries that had glass on some graves. Check out the sparkle and recycling! This of course has the top of the photo on the right.
Speaking of texture, I really love the way that slate changes as it wears. Check out this stone, also on its side.
Finally I thought I'd include a shot that illustrated the luminosity of marble. Glowing, literally if you get close enough.