Monday, June 21, 2010

Day 14

Day 14 daily art is a new piece called "empathy"....with all of the environmental destruction (which is really devastating intellectually and emotionally) I turn to art to express compassion for the world. This piece is about caring for the oceans...a mermaid nurturing a baby turtle made of glass in her arms (can you see her star button bellybutton?)...sitting among the beautiful coral (which itself is an animal colony). It is made from tapestry pieces for her upper and lower body, with the strings of the tapestry pulled for her hair. I used blue chiffon to evoke motion of the water...the fabric flows loosely not being completely attached. The piece measures 16.5" tall by 8" across. Thanks for viewing. Take care of the earth.

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