Blue Bird Moon Dance
Oil on UV framing glass, overall image - 8”H X 10”W X 2 1/2"D, three layers of glass, one layer of hardboard, and a wire hanger.
Value: $722.00 plus tax & shipping
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Blue Bird Moon Dance is my second try at getting depth into oil paintings by using layers of glass, and my first try at perspective sculpture. When you walk around it, the parts of the image fall apart. But when you stand directly in front of it, it all comes together. This was part of the evolution in sculpture and painting that became my signature style. At first, it was framed in a shadow box, but I realized that the three dimensional effect wasn't as obvious as it would be if I could get the layers to stand off from each other with hidden spacers between them.
This is also when I started to come up with some clever names for my sculptures. I was influence by Brian Kershisnik who had well thought-out names for his paintings. He said that the names were important to him. I was impressed, so I decided to try the same thing. The Blue Bird here is in flight positioned in front of the moon in a fun composition that looked to me like it was dancing in the air.