Over the River and through the Woods

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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My Children are the Major Inspiration behind this Piece. Their mind's know no limits, and when I started Sketching Idea's the frame was also on my mind. Then I thought " What if Elements of the piece were the Frame ". That's when I came up with the Idea of Sculpting the tree's off the Canvas. The Tree's were First Sculpted out of 2" Installation Foam, that I carved with a Jig Saw and Electric Carving Knives. I then covered the Foam with Plaster that I pigmented, then I used a number of color washes to create the bark. The 180 Leaves were an undertaking unto themselves. Sculpted out of clay, Moulded out of Fiberglass and Cast in Pigmented Latex. The Painting itself is Acrylics and Oils using Brushes, Palette Knife and AirBrush.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 feet
  • Medium: Mixed. 2D-3D
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 5 feet

Venue & Connection Information

This is a 2-D Painting with 3-D Elements. The Trees on Both sides of the Painting are Sculpted. So they are comming Off the Canvas.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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