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Botanical Specimen no. 6 / Mixed Media on Japanese Paper

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Strange and whimsical, this mixed media drawing on Japanese paper dipped in beeswax, resembles an unknown life form, perhaps a botanical specimen...but whatever could it be?
Or does it look more like a biological sample, with its rather ovoid form and colorful green cells teeming with life?! It's as if this is a page that has been taken from a naturalist's notebook...and what does that text say...."under the roots of the oak tree"...well that tells us perhaps where it was found, but not what in the world it is!

Drawing is made with pencil, watersoluble crayons, and collaged words on Japanese paper, which is then dipped in beeswax. It is then backed by a sheet of handmade paper for support, attached through the many embroidered stitches and the beads in the middle. There are countless tiny pin pricks that extend the drawing of this piece and give shape this odd life-form. Three embroidered x's at the top provide a little more anchor, along with a dose of mystery!

Artwork measures 7 1/2"h x 6"w and will come carefully packaged and ready for you to frame or display as you desire. The beeswax makes the work delicate...please keep away from direct heat and the hot summer sun!

Thanks so much for browsing MissouriBendStudio...enjoy!
Patti Roberts-Pizzuto

Botanical Specimen no. 6 / Mixed Media on Japanese Paper

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watersoluble crayons, pencil, japanese paper, handmade paper, beeswax, embroidery thread, found text, beads
  • Feedback: 154 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from South Dakota, United States
  • 218 people favorited this item