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Self-portrait

I folded a rose from a sheet of acetate. I don’t remember how big that was but that does not matter since this is not one of my miniatures.

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This rose is the same type folded in my Snow Flower, but this one is folded from a transparent sheet

There were several challenges involved in creating this piece. Folding acetate is different from paper due to different physical properties. The central twist of the rose particularly does not maintain its form forever in acetate; I would have it hold down or take the pic before it untwists itself.

I generally have a hard time with self-portraits, and it was also difficult getting both my eye and the rose in focus; and getting the right crop. In addition my eyes are dark, but I also wanted to get enough light in them for the “faded” effect without over exposing the rose.

Take with an Olympus Fe-340.

Later I also took this using the same rose:

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Comments

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    Really beautiful Mui-Ling , you must have very nimble fingers x

  • Thank you Irene! I was commenting your work just now =)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • electriclstorm
    electriclstormalmost 5 years ago

    This is wonderful! I can imagine the frustration with the acetate as I’ve worked with it, but what an amazing accomplishment…you have an incredible gift :)

  • Thanks. I forgot to mention that I also had to deal with getting the rose to look like a rose in the photo as oppose to scrunched up cellophane :P Had to play with lighting for that. I ended up taking this pic over 100 times.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 5 years ago

    Very lovely Mui-Ling!!

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 5 years ago

    Wow~ amazing my friend!!

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 5 years ago

    so clever and very beautiful, :)

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work in both the folding and the photo.

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 5 years ago

    how very creative you are wahini……………..

  • AnaBanana
    AnaBananaalmost 5 years ago

    lovely work!!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work!!!

  • Thank you so much Cee!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • mobii
    mobiialmost 5 years ago

    It looks like a glass flower. Beautiful work Mui-Ling.

  • Oh tommorow I’ll be putting up something more glasslike! Thank you Don.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

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