In 2007 I started a collection of pieces called TINY ART. These pieces are
all small. They are created in mixed media on all types of substrates.
They are for sale: $100 for the original OR $30 for matte photographic reproductions.
This is Tiny Art 126. (click to enlarge). Well, hello 2010. This piece represents a bit of a change for me. Actually - it represents a huge departure from how I normally roll. By this time last year - I had completed just over 100 new pieces of art and here it is the middle of August and I have only created a handful. And by handful I mean three. Life has been busy and those changes have been beautiful and full and demanding and investing. It has been the art of balance + nurture + life. Do what needs to be done for the greatest good. Sigh... That makes me sad. Sad in the same way I felt crafting up this set of antlers (that I later used as a still life for this practice image)... They were once the crown of a graceful + living animal... And as beautiful as they were in life - they are beautiful in death. I see that now. I love them. I know the hunter of this deer. I know that every piece of the deer was put to good use - to feed + nurture his own family. I feel like using this set of antlers as a sculpture in our home is an extension of that. Extension of a life that nurtured many. I feel like the beginning of this year was my call to nurture the life at hand. I feel rusty and neglected. I feel a heaviness in the absence of creating art. Sad. And beautiful.
Details for: Tiny Art 126 (2010)
Size: 7 x 7 inches (approximately)
Medium: pencil, oil pastel, porcelain marker
Base: canvas paper
(photographic reproduction: $30)