Playing Mantis

Playing Mantis

$4,850.00

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Handmade

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Dimensions

Height: 30. Inches; Width: 20 Inches

Musical Abstraction... painting the way it feels to 'play' the instruments. As an artist and musician, I attempt to capture the essence and energy of the instrument I'm trying to depict, and transfer that feeling of musicality to the canvas. I have been creating musical abstraction since 2003.


The foundation of "Playing Mantis" is 20x30. The finished artwork is 24x32 and framed in Nielsen 90 Anodic Black, an extremely durable and vibrant frame. I've overlaid the guitar framework in a visually aesthetic sensibility, incorporating original guitar parts and pieces which are attached to the finished product.

This piece depicts FOUR guitars in various overlay positions floating with an abstract expressionist sensibility.

The guitar is strung with a few DR Neon strings, that "pop" in appearance, sparkle brightly, and are black light active... plus glow amazing under UV lightning. There are multiple strings and knobs on each guitar, some The center humbucker and bridge are fixed and unmovable. Two other guitars depicted each have an additional pickup and tuning knobs are present throughout the piece. Most tuning knobs are removable but not all. Many items attached to this artwork are permanent and unmovable.

This artwork is NOT functionally playable and should never be strummed or played in a conventional sense. It is strong enough to withstand occasional finger picking by careless viewers but the owner needs to make sure small children and certain adults understand that artwork is NOT to be played with and should be appreciated visually.

All materials used in the framing process, including the acid free foam core backing are archival products commonly used in conservation framing. All hanging materials necessary to mount on most wall surfaces are included.

This item will ship to you via FedEx at no charge. A custom crate/shipping container will be built for this item when purchased. All shipping/handling in the continental US is free and included.

Created over a several year period, this "fine art" original artwork represents a mix of blues and jazz into a contemporary acrylic painting with overtones of abstract expressionism. For added protection, the artwork has three coats of varnish to seal the surface but this original acrylic painting should NOT be hung in direct sunlight as fading will occur over time. Minimal sunlight exposure is totally acceptable.

This is a beautiful hand made, one of a kind, original piece of fine art that has taken multiple years to create and complete. As the artist, I am the only person who has worked on this art. This is not a mass produced item.

If you require more information prior to your purchase, please contact me thru etsy. Consider carefully your color and aesthetic needs, including your wall space and size restrictions before you purchase. I am happy to answer all of your questions.

This item will be fully insured for the purchase price with FedEx, at no extra charge. If damage occurs during shipment, the buyer is fully protected by that insurance and needs to make any and all claims directly with the carrier. I will assist with this process in any way possible. I can not accept returns, refunds or exchanges on this item due to its fragile nature. All sales are final.
Musical Abstraction... painting the way it feels to 'play' the instruments. As an artist and musician, I attempt to capture the essence and energy of the instrument I'm trying to depict, and transfer that feeling of musicality to the canvas. I have been creating musical abstraction since 2003.


The foundation of "Playing Mantis" is 20x30. The finished artwork is 24x32 and framed in Nielsen 90 Anodic Black, an extremely durable and vibrant frame. I've overlaid the guitar framework in a visually aesthetic sensibility, incorporating original guitar parts and pieces which are attached to the finished product.

This piece depicts FOUR guitars in various overlay positions floating with an abstract expressionist sensibility.

The guitar is strung with a few DR Neon strings, that "pop" in appearance, sparkle brightly, and are black light active... plus glow amazing under UV lightning. There are multiple strings and knobs on each guitar, some The center humbucker and bridge are fixed and unmovable. Two other guitars depicted each have an additional pickup and tuning knobs are present throughout the piece. Most tuning knobs are removable but not all. Many items attached to this artwork are permanent and unmovable.

This artwork is NOT functionally playable and should never be strummed or played in a conventional sense. It is strong enough to withstand occasional finger picking by careless viewers but the owner needs to make sure small children and certain adults understand that artwork is NOT to be played with and should be appreciated visually.

All materials used in the framing process, including the acid free foam core backing are archival products commonly used in conservation framing. All hanging materials necessary to mount on most wall surfaces are included.

This item will ship to you via FedEx at no charge. A custom crate/shipping container will be built for this item when purchased. All shipping/handling in the continental US is free and included.

Created over a several year period, this "fine art" original artwork represents a mix of blues and jazz into a contemporary acrylic painting with overtones of abstract expressionism. For added protection, the artwork has three coats of varnish to seal the surface but this original acrylic painting should NOT be hung in direct sunlight as fading will occur over time. Minimal sunlight exposure is totally acceptable.

This is a beautiful hand made, one of a kind, original piece of fine art that has taken multiple years to create and complete. As the artist, I am the only person who has worked on this art. This is not a mass produced item.

If you require more information prior to your purchase, please contact me thru etsy. Consider carefully your color and aesthetic needs, including your wall space and size restrictions before you purchase. I am happy to answer all of your questions.

This item will be fully insured for the purchase price with FedEx, at no extra charge. If damage occurs during shipment, the buyer is fully protected by that insurance and needs to make any and all claims directly with the carrier. I will assist with this process in any way possible. I can not accept returns, refunds or exchanges on this item due to its fragile nature. All sales are final.

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