• Abbi Orr with the “geode” that earned her high honors at the Great West Activities Conference art show. (Record Photo)

Geode is a test of Orr’s creativity and ingenuity

After seeing examples of “pour art’ on-line, Abbi Orr thought it would be an interesting way to stretch her artistic talents.

It also proved to be challenging . . . and rewarding.

The Scott Community High School senior earned “Top 25” honors at the Great West Activities Conference art show held at Goodland.

The mixed media artwork was a geode that was originally made as a table centerpiece for the annual Women for Women Conference held in Scott City. But the concept had been in the works for more than a year.

“Last year, I did some pour art, but then I really got more interested in abstract art,” says Orr.

Her initial attempts at pour art were a learning process. One of the challenges was figuring how to contain the paint and resin on the one-inch thick board that served as the “canvas” for the artwork.

After several trials, she finally discovered that hot glue around the outside edge of the wood could be used as a barrier to contain the resin as it hardened.

 

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