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September 28, 2010

Harbingers

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Harbingers

Harbingers

An original charcoal drawing of two crows sitting next to the pelvis of a skeleton, clearly an omen of things to come. This was created by covering the entire sheet of paper completely with charcoal, then erasing that which was not needed. Even the whitest whites still have a bit of charcoal embedded, while the darkest darks are completely black.  This black and white Halloween themed artwork is also appropriate for Gothic clothing and decor.

September 24, 2010

Neo-Lithic Cave Art

This original watercolor, inspired by neolithic cave art, should appeal to Neanderthals and other cavemen, cavers, archaeologists, Celts, pagans, and others.  Thirteen spirals (four triple and one single) with one Trinity Knot are superimposed on a background reminiscent of a cave wall; both the Triple Spiral and Trinity Knot are forms of the triskele/ triskelion.

The background is an intricate layering of colors and techniques, including plastic wrap and salt. The spirals and trinity knot were made with stencils; yellow, green, and red paints were then laid over the stencils.


Neo-Lithic Cave Art

Neo-Lithic Cave Art

September 23, 2010

Nine Variations on a Sidewalk Grating

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Art is where you find it. I found this sidewalk grating walking along the waterfront.  Its grill of interlaced circles forming a knotwork pattern caught my eye. Artistry in the everyday, utilitarian objects of our lives used to be common but has become unfortunately rare. The center of this mosaic is the original photo, surrounded by eight color variations. The distorted perspective caused by the slight tilt in the original combined with rotating the surrounding grates gives an Escheresque feel to the piece.

Nine Variations on a Grating

Nine Variations on a Grating

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