2008 Wood and Plexiglass Sculpture 90×59×22″ Two Oak and Pine Mixed Media Guitars A Dia De Los Muertos Exhibit Installation
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Dia De Los Muertos Sculpture was Featured in
Raw Art Group 30 Nov 09
A sculpture installation piece I built for a Dia de los Muertos celebration Oct 2009 (My carpentry skills have always been useful in my art)…the cross was built out of white pine and painted with portraits in acrylic paint not all visible…both sides of the cross are sealed with removable quarter inch thick plexiglass, that have incribed writing on it that I wrote into the plexiglass with a router… freehand (that was fun) lol… inside are tributes to Picasso, and to my Jr high art teacher, and high school art teacher(s) that introduced me to Picasso, and the possibilities of imagination and creativity and life with art in it… The attached wall sculpture pieces (Guitars) are removable built out of red walnut and white pine, and plexiglass painted in acrylic, one is stained in walnut and the other one is acrylic, with craved out lettering… not visible on the other side… at eye level for a small adult or a child is a crank the sticks out of the plexiglass and attached to a music box that a child or adult can turn and it plays “:When you wish upon a Star” inside also as tribute is a ticking clock, symbol of the time in our life… Not to waste it…also as tribute are brushes,and paint… symbol for art…which we all need in our lives… books…education, which we need whether thru school or self-taught (although I believe no one is completely self-taught as we have so many teachers along the way, thru life) candy,symbol of good times… and real gold coins, indicating the first big money I earned from commissions while still in high school… those were great times, but no better time(s) than the present!!!!!