Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sueño/ Dream

Sueño/ Dream
8" x 27" x 6"
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

~William Shakespeare, The Tempest

Carved from fallen aspen wood this piece holds a tiny window made of antique tin, collage and mica.The figure is painted with washes of iridescent acrylic paint. The delicate details are done with paint and a wood burning tool. The entire figure is coated with wax to enhance the richness of the paint and protect the wood surface.