"for better, for worse"
8"x8" deep edge canvas
mixed medium - collage, acrylic, image transfer
This is the 4th year I have donated a piece of art to the local Valentine for Aids Silent Art Auction which benefits SNAP (Safety Net For Aids Program). I enjoy coming up with a "Valentine" themed piece of art, I enjoy seeing all the other "valentines" created by local artists, I enjoy knowing that my little piece of art was bid on and bought with love, but this year is a bit different... this year I didn't really want to let it go. It was personal... whispering thoughts from my core...holding symbols, ideals, needs and yearnings... things that the future owner will never know or understand. I will be making another, for me.
The following are past years donated art:
"the hearts wishes"
8"x12" hand-bound photo album
"fly away home"
4"x5"x2" hand-bound photo album
mixed medium - hand-made paper, letterpress, linocut
mixed medium - india ink, watercolor, colored pencil, graphite
Yes, I am aware that I have included birds every year for this event. I haven't figured out exactly what all my personal symbolism is, but having a bird reference in general seems to be abundant in a lot of my personal art.