refuge ~ mixed media collage, 5X13 inches
So still the air that I can hear
For a breath’s space I see the blue wood again
Fragments of poems work together to create a new “found poem.” The poem and sheet music from a song book published in 1882 work together as they invite you to consider this piece a refuge. Focal points include flowers and Japanese text from a sketchbook that is hundreds of years old (housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art). Hints of gold that capture the light, felted wool, and the live edge of the upcycled wood slab add interest to this piece.
Materials: Created on upcycled, solid wood with a live edge, this piece features so much texture – wood, wool, vintage papers – plus eco-prints, watercolours, and a white drip glaze. The edges have been left unpainted to create a rustic feel. It’s ready to hang.
This is an original mixed media painting on wood and signed on reverse. It has been sealed with a satin finish to ensure protection against fading, discolouration, and moisture. Because this piece features a live edge, this portion of the painting may change over time. Such changes or "imperfections" make this artwork truly one of a kind. Avoid placing all artwork in direct sunlight.
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