This is one of those good/bad posts.
I am delighted I can finally show this piece of art I labored over during the winter on a short deadline (well, short for *me*~~LOL!) but the reason I can now post it is.....it was not chosen to be included in a publication. So you, my gentle Readers, get the unveiling of "Reliquary Memoria".
The pertinent details follow.
|Sorry for the watermarks.....|
|A little more detail....|
|All the little tidbits....a dry seedpod from a ground cherry, a broken brush and pencil, a shaped penny from NOLA....|
|Milagros, bottle caps, gold mica gel, my favorite angels.....|
|Live Oak acorn, split and framing the NOLA Cemetery imprinted on a penny...bone and watch parts.....|
17" h. x 10" w.
-heavily gessoed cradled wood panel and mini canvas
-acrylic paints and mediums
-glass beads, glitter and small vials
-crushed bottle caps
"Reliquary Memoria" is a repository for many things I have collected, found sacred and held close to my heart. Blue bottles from a Southern heritage of bottle trees, nods to both traditional religion and religions much older and more visceral, the tidbits of nature I collect and hoard in the studio, items either from New Orleans or that represent the unique culture, the passage of time that none can avoid. My love of traditional icons and roadside shrines is evident in the basic shape of this piece. We are defined by simple things in complex variations; the sum of diverse parts that appear to equal nil, yet reflect the core of our soul.
And so it is......