It was time for a change. This past week, I swapped out some of my artwork that has been on my studio walls for a while with pieces that are reflective of my current style and voice. And yet, I so love this mini-series I did with vintage dictionary pages ~ which is why they have been in my studio and I haven't been able to part with them until now.
I have always been fascinated by the sketches that accompany a definition in a dictionary. I often wonder how it is decided that a word gets a picture and who makes that decision. As I page through old dictionaries, I have a habit of pulling out sketches that catch my eye ~ either for their artistic interpretation of the word associated with it or because I thought it was fascinating (or hilarious) that the publisher decided an image was necessary.
With all of these pieces, I've marbled a traditional Italian Vein pattern over a dictionary page affixed to a wood panel. By using a "clear paint" in the marbled pattern, the natural wood grain is visible and adds an additional layer of texture and personality.
There are a total of five in this collection, all measuring 6" x 6" (and 1.5" deep) with edges finished with a layer of white paint. $54/each ~ buy two or more and get free shipping!
Take a wander over to my shop and see if one (or two or all five!) speaks to you.