For this piece, it all started with the frame. It was love at first sight, and I immediately knew I wanted to do a mother and child piece. It didn’t go quite the direction I had initially planned, but that often happens as I work. It is a mix of acrylic, collaged papers, and the faces are done with oil. I love the freedom that mixed media gives to just use whatever works best for a particular aspect of the art.
I discovered in the dictionary that bambino not only refers to baby, but specificaly to the Christ child. It just seemed to fit the flavor of the piece and the frame.