africa series 9: making mud cloth: 1
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africa series 9: making mud cloth:1
mixed media on wood: watercolor paint, mud cloth (made by me), animal jawbone, shells, nails, twine, cigar mold, african fetish, fetish magical powers bracelet, bone, beads from africa.
EXPLANATION OF ART PIECE:
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".
art outside the edge
ON EXHIBITION AT:
laurel art guild
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
March 5 -28, 2010