"Brown River" by Wayne Thiebaud
I was struck first by the fantastic color palette, and then by the gentle movement of the river through the geometric shapes of the colorful fields. Taking this inspiration, here is the piece I came up with:
These beautiful beads are from Gaea of Gaea Beads, and I paired them with (surprise!) copper wire to bring out the earthiness of the beads. I love the organic shapes that these beads have, coupled by the fun geometric dots.
The focal was inspired by another one of Kerry Bogert's "Totally Twisted" designs, and I love the whimsical quality of the trapeze coupled with the polka dots on the heart.
For more inspiration, hop on over to the Art Bead Scene blog!