Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ancestors

Ancestors
This piece came together over many days.  I worked myself into corners and back out again.  A student of mine, Sally, gave me some cake decorating stencils she found at a thrift store.  I used them to stamp the background.  Love them and to think they were about a dollar purchase!  This piece was just juried into the Summer NW Collage Society Art Show opening in July in Mukilteo, WA.

2 comments:

Jacki Long said...

We all love a bargain, right?
Of course it takes a special eye to see the possibilities!
This piece is a perfect example of your great story-telling John!
Love it!

Catherine R said...

Like the composition.
My icing stencils have been a mixed blessing - they are a bit too lightweight and the ones with writing too fragile. I guess they think one will be using them for icing sugar not paint!!!