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Title: Stages
Size: Three canvases, each 4 x 4 7/8 x 1/2 inches

The mood of this trio is nostalgic, warm, comfortable - just the things that satisfy something deep in my Cancerian soul!

I love the number three, and that number finds its way into my work and my art. Often I find myself pruning extra adjectives or phrases from my written work - keeping one and cutting two. When I paint, I have to remind myself that trees don't grow in trios, nor do birds fly or perch in neat threesomes. But sometimes, three just works!

Here are three collages rich in meaning, each depicting one of the stages of growth in a woman's life. Growth comes in threes, I find. The child becomes an adult and later, a senior. The learner becomes the practitioner and eventually the master. And women progress from maiden to mother to crone, the sage woman of insight and understanding. The collages reflect aspects of all three paths of development along with symbols traditionally associated with women.

The three collages are:
Wonder - the Maiden
Knowledge - the Mother
Wisdom - the Crone

Your collages will look wonderful hanging in a small space or set on mini-easels on a shelf or in a curio cabinet. They make a wonderful gift for a girl or woman on any occasion.

To create the collages I used artist quality acrylics and medium, ephemera and art papers, and canvases. For a month, I applied layer after layer of color, image, and text, sealing each in a painstaking process. Each collage is gallery wrapped with painted sides, so no frames are needed. On the back of each, you'll find my signature, the title, and the date. Please note that the orange bits in the pictures are actually a rather pale brown but my computer is reading it as orangy. It's not.

Care: Keep out of direct sunlight, as with any art. Clean with a soft cloth or duster.

Note: Your canvases will be packaged in a sturdy postal mailing box with protective packaging. If actual shipping charges are less than amount charged (based on Canada Post's online product costs and shipping calculator), balances of more than $1.00 will be refunded.

Note: In response to several questioners, these canvases are NOT encaustic. I worked to develop a technique that may resemble encaustic art but which is less fragile, won't crack, etc. A treasured encaustic piece cracked during a move, and so I tend to use wax in other types of work.

Thank you for visiting this listing. Please visit my shop for other art. http://www.absolutejeanius.etsy.com

Original Collage Mixed Media - Set of 3 - Stages of Women's Life - Maiden, Mother, Crone - Home - Generations - Memories - Nostalgia

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Found and art papers, ephemera, acrylic paint, medium, canvas
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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