Thursday, January 26, 2012

Out On A Limb: 16

© Out On A Limb: 16 (2012)
mixed media collage: recycled print &  catalog cover,
vintage illustrations, India ink, watercolor, gouache,
acrylic sealer. 5"x5" on wood panel
Price: $65 (SOLD)  
Just the other day, I was debating whether to use the beautiful images by artist Arthur Singer from Golden Press' 1961 edition of Birds of the World. Well, the die was cast when I paired a trio of Singer's vivid parakeets with a vintage, black-and-white illustration.

The latter's from Vol. I of the Encyclopedia of Source Illustrations: A Portable Picture Library of 5,000 Steel Engravings (Morgan & Morgan, Inc., 1972). The 2-volume book reprints the amazingly detailed engravings created for the multi-volume Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature and Art (1851). Expect to see more of the engravings cropping up in coming months, because they're my new obsession.

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