Through the Looking Glass

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To create “Through the Looking Glass” I used a cabinet door that I purchased at a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  I was attracted to the lovely pattern of the wood grain, and the arched opening for the center panel.  These are a fun way to create and instantly framed piece of art.

This little bird is a hermit thrush… which I admit to knowing nothing about, but I was drawn to the shape of his body  and the pattern and color of his feathers.  He perches on a branch in that time before the dawn that seems especially dark.  I imagined my cabinet door as a window, so finished it with a glossy thick coat of pouring medium that yielded a wavy clear finish much like the old, old glass in the 100+ year old home I live in.

If you look closely, when I photographed this piece, a little moth perched on the branch next to my little hermit.  I felt like the moth wanted to make friends!  I could have Photoshopped him out… but it just seemed so sweet, so there he sits.

Hope you have a great week!

(Sorry, this piece is already sold and prints are not available)

 

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  1. I am in love with this piece!!!! It’s stinkin’ creative!

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