Pretty Woman Zipper Vase is the first in a series of vases with a zipper. The idea came about as a design opportunity when the drying wood developed a serious crack. I was not able to part with the vase because I saw something special developing. I placed the vase on a self for several months where I could see it every day. Then one day the solution came to me. I would finish the vase with a zipper.
The creative process fascinates me on how an idea can appear out of nowhere. Sometimes it happens late at night or upon awakening. Sometimes it takes days or weeks and sometimes months. One recent project resolved itself after several years where I could not figure out how to technically solve a problem. Then one day I woke up and the solution was was clearly in my head. I rushed down to the studio and within hours was able to accomplish something that haunted me for years.
This Pretty Woman Zipper Vase is an extraordinary piece wood art features turning, carving and painting a black patent leather paint exterior with a hot red paint interior. I like to make a statement with my art and I believe this vase captures the haute couture fashion industry.
If you like this item then take a look at the res of the series. Twisted Sister, Skinny Jeans, Biker Chick Trio Twisted Sister is a vase with that captures the Rock and Roll Culture. Skinny Jeans is a tall vase with a denim texture and Bike Chick is a Vase that explores the Biker Culture. These are the other items from the zipper series which are created in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.
Also, you can see my other creations in my Etsy Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/AATurning