Monday, July 9, 2012

Tea time

Even As A Child, Clara Took Tea Seriously (2012)
mixed-media collage: antique engraving (Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, 1888); 
recycled cookbook, paint sample and greeting card; ink, watercolor,
acrylic sealer. 5” x 5” on acid-free mat board. 
Price: $90 matted and framed (SOLD)
*available as a signed, limited-edition archival print, matted & ready to frame: $25 

Just about every collage in the Food Coloring series is droll. Clara is one of the exceptions. The engraving was too sweet for anything but a homage to girls and their penchant for tea parties with their dolls or, in our house, a menagerie of mice from Walt Disney's Minnie Mouse to Beatrix Potter's Hunca Munca.

I confess that I'm completely smitten by the engraving from Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly. The tiny dishes. The languid doll tucked under her arm. The delicacy with which she is pouring the tea.

The collage sold within a week of hanging it in the studio. But I like it so much that I'm offering it as a signed, limited edition print. Contact me if you're interested. Or drop by the studio. We have Open Studios this Friday (July 13) from 6-9 p.m.  

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