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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.


24"X 19"




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 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




laurel art guild

9652 Muirkirk Road

Laurel, MD 20708

March 5 -28, 2010


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Taken on January 6, 2010