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Last Dance on a Hot Planet

Sally DuBack's avatar Sally DuBack

This work is intended to convey a message about our environment and some of the endangered species who inhabit it. I chose frogs, because so many people mistakenly believe that they are abundant - but the fact is, many species of frogs are endangered. So, I think of them as canaries in the coal mine. I created the frogs on a human scale to bring home the importance of this environmental emergency. The composition of this work borrows from two very well-known paintings: 1) "The Dance", by Matisse, and 2) "The Starry Night", by Van Gogh. The materials used are mostly up cycled and recycled objects, such as, broken and discarded costume jewelry, compact discs, mirrors, shells, stones, buttons, dishes, plastic bottle caps, handmade cloth and polymer clay beads, seed beads.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: mixed media mosaic
  • Width: 112 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 80 inches