Finished Death Painting & Messenger

The Portland Tarot Show was a success! So many people came, and it was so crowded that three of my friends that came to see me couldn’t find me! I did not sell my painting, but many did. She is now on display @ Love Art! Gallery in Sellwood, along with my winged  foot piece titled “Messenger”. ( 8036 SE 13th Ave. Portland, OR, 97202).

Both mixed-media  pieces were originally adorned with wishbones that my grandmother had been saving for me before she died, in the hopes of breaking them with me and making a wish. I’ve removed them for this vegan-owned gallery, and discovered the pieces were just as strong without them. If purchased they can be re-attached – or maybe I’ll do something new with them!

Both are watercolor paper mounted on painted wood. The Death piece is burned around the edges and mounted with rusty nails. There is a face of a grandfather clock with the words “Tempus Fugit” (Time Flies) that I’ve been hanging onto since my trash digging days in college on the streets of Philly. Yay! Finally found a perfect fit for it.

If you’re interested in either piece, please contact Love Art! Gallery@ 503-954-2656.

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4 Responses to “Finished Death Painting & Messenger”

  1. These are both very strong and meaningful! Loving all the mixed media. I especially admire the wings on your 6-toed foot, I would love to hear how you made them.

    • Thanks Alea – that was a first attempt with some soft copper that came on a roll that I bought @ Columbia Art supply. It was really thin, so after I embossed it with a manicure tool I mounted it on some flashing with glue and cut it with tin snips. Then I had to file down the sharp edges that the tin snips created. It was fun!

  2. Very Cool! Thanks for the tips.

  3. ZIbXNd I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂

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