This isSavita. First, I bead-embroidered the entire piece using Japanese size 15 cinnamon and teal seed beads. Then, I layered natural turquoise chips on top of the first layer of beads to create texture and visual interest.
Inspiration for this piece came from the polymer clay face itself, which was created by Stacy Taylor. I’ve always been interested in astronomy, and I interpreted the colors of Savita’s face to be similar to those of a sunspot. A sunspot is a region on the Sun’s surface that is marked by a lower temperature than its surroundings. These areas have intense magnetic activity. Even though sunspots are still extremely bright, the contrast with their surrounding material leaves them clearly visible as dark spots.