mixed media on wood: watercolor paint, mud cloth (made by me), animal bone, animal jaw bone, shells, nails, marbles, stones, cigar mold, african fetish ring, bone, beads from africa.
19" x 14"
this new art piece is a totally different "style" for me (sort of). for those of you familiar with my art you know that i have worked in mixed media/collage previously. but normally i do not work "non representationally" (if that is the correct word?). there are usually "figures" "people""creatures" in my art. however, for this piece, they did not seem to belong. i must confess that it was quite hard for me to NOT put a figure/face/hand/etc. in the art piece. i resisted mightily...and am pleased i did. they would not compliment the piece i don't think.
still, this is a new style for me...and although i like it and am quite satisfied...it turned out exactly as i envisioned it in my mind's eye before i began...i am still not use to not seeing my "usual cast of characters".
i am pleased that i tried something different and new (for me). an auspicious way to begin 2010!
I like this!
Most profound work. I am very much a fan of all materials used in it.
there's something about this picture I can't really explain. At first glance it's very beautifully naive, but then there's also something below the surface, something that stays with you.