Sculptor Judith Britain was one of only seven artists selected to create a one-of-a-kind work of art for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each artist was given a violin to incorporate into their final artwork. The works were then auctioned off at the annual gala benefitting the Symphony and Opera.

Britain used several Townsend Atelier products. To make the hands that support the violin, Britain used Brush-a-Mold to make a mold from her own hands. She then poured Townsend Casting Resin into the cured molds and painted the resin hands with acrylic paint.

As for the inspiration for her piece, Britain says, “Think of about the last movement of some of Beethoven’s symphonies–when the violins are playing away furiously. In my mind’s eye, I see them exploding with the music from the inside in a Crescendo.”

“Crescendo” by Judith Britain 32″ H, violin, mylar, wood, acrylic paste, resin.

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