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"My Joy" Self Portrait

This piece was done for a show I am part of in August, with three other women friends who are also artists in different mediums. We each brought a concept/theme to the group, and we each interpreted it in our own medium. (Mine is Wood Marquetry/woodworking, theirs are Glass, Stitchery, and Charcoal) This theme was “Shadows”, from a visit we took to the Ellsworth Kelly Chapel here at the Blanton Museum, where we discovered that the large colored glass panes at the entrance caused our shadows on the back wall to cast color like a prism! (The second photo shows my actual shadow in the chapel) I kept my image (from a photo taken 25 years ago) in all natural veneers (34 species), using dyed veneers for the shadows. The background is made up of 3/16" veneer hexagons, which gave me the ability to visually mix colors, as a Pointillist painting does. Some of the pieces were extremely teeny, as you can see in the third photo. I made a Walnut frame, finished with a hand rubbed Ebony wax.

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Wow ! amazing work, fantastic art.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker

Cindy,

What an ambitious work of art. Very well done!!

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Thank you so much, a1jim and Lightweightladylefty! It was a labor of love, for sure! And actually the first Marquetry I have done completely on my own. :-)

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Cindy, how large is your piece?

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

L/W, this piece is 14.5″ × 14.5″

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Here it is framed…

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Fabulous piece! Many hours of work put into that. Beautiful artwork

-- Anna

Thank you so much for your kind words, Celticscroller! Yes, it was about 300 hours. :-)

-- Amor Vincit Omnia

Thank you, TopamaxSurvivor! : )

-- Amor Vincit Omnia