Contemporary Hispanic Market

The market in Santa Fe this weekend gives me the chance to mix graphic and ornate in my feature piece, Celebration. The recycled frame originally held a mirror which I got rid of and added a panel in its place. I started the piece by adding gold leaf to the frame and the panel and then the collaging and painting began. I started with the look of old Spanish portraits then added all the goofy stuff I love like the red bowler and the lobster.

The inspiration of this was from the colors in an abstract painting I saw. What is Celebration about? Perhaps our performance on the stage of life, the rituals we surround ourselves with, good food and wild fun. The beauty of art is that we can each read our own story into a piece.


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