Here's a companion piece to the two I posted yesterday. This one's about 9" in height, and in keeping with the mythology theme, I've titled it "Daedalus' Lament." If you know the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, the sun plays a key role, so I've tried to include some sun-like motifs and colors.
So back in mid-August I claimed that even though I was returning to work, I'd still try and periodically post to my blog. Obviously, I've failed--and I apologize.
Believe me, it's frustrating. My art has served me well over the years as a much-needed glimmer of light, distracting me from the darkness that is my J-O-B. However, so far this year the dark has been winning. Ugh...
Now I'm in the midst of a short break from work, so my mindset's much improved. Thankfully I've been able to get back in the "studio" and play around.
Here are a couple of small (approx. 8" height) pieces I've thrown together. They're entitled "Siren #1" and "Siren #2": a nod to the mythological bird-women who tempted sailors.
Below are a couple of close-up shots of the vintage photos that I used as the focal points for these pieces. I used white acrylic ink to manipulate the images, which were then turned on their sides and placed inside little boxes on which I cut out bird silhouettes.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.