Thursday, July 11, 2013

Secret Languages

Several of my new pieces are featured this month in an online exhibit called Secret Languages sponsored by Artful Home. Each of the six artists included incorporates some form of narrative in their work.

I'm happy to be involved with this because not only am I in fine company but one of my favorite wood and mixed media artists, Christine Kaiser is also taking part.

Until by Christine Kaiser

Here are a couple of photos of my new pieces

Animal Tales

What stories do animals tell in the secret languages spoken amongst themselves? This figure is carved from found aspen and reclaimed wood. It holds a book made from antique tin, mica, and mixed media. It's painted with acrylic and finished with a light layer of wax. The base is made with a mosaic of vintage, reclaimed wood.

Spotted Woman and Butterfly

The Spotted Woman follows the path of the Monarch Butterfly. On her journey she encounters both flowers and thorns, difficulty and grace. This piece is carved from aspen and reclaimed wood. The base is covered with layers of antique tin. The figure is painted with acrylic and finished with wax. It holds a book made of mica and antique tin with the found wings of a Monarch Butterfly pressed inside the pages. 

Works in progress


Rebeca Trevino said...

your work is exquisite.

Elizabeth Frank said...

Thank you for the kind words Rebeca! If you get a chance check out the other artist's wonderful works in the Secret Languages Flash Gallery.