In preparation for an upcoming show I had some of my favorite pieces created on metal–you know that metal in a sheer matte finish is one of my favorite mediums. I also really like the way the piece hangs on the wall. The mount that is affixed to the back of the metal panel allows the piece to look as if it is suspended in mid-air. The ethereal element that this type of hanging creates is another feature for the art that you cannot experience when the work is behind glass. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the complement that a beautiful custom matte and frame can impart on my art (as most of my art is presented in my studio), but in metal, the experience is very different. I’ve tried to capture some of what I’m describing for you in these images–see what you think. Feel free to contact me if you’d like to talk further about the art, the printing options, or to learn more about metal prints in general.
This piece is based on a magnificent sculpture by Stefano Maderno titled The Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia on view in the Church of Saint Cecilia, in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. The stunning marble piece is lifelike and, like Bernini’s works that came later, I almost expected this diminutive creature to rise from her slumber. Much like lightening in a bottle, I wished to capture the essence of that experience... she continues to inspire me every day.
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology. I admire this organization’s commitment and am pleased to do my own small part to support this fantastic effort!
25% of my sales of Martire will go to Girls Who Code!
My goal in producing all of my art is to serve a positive purpose - to produce pieces that will ultimately support as many fine organizations as I can manage. While working in my studio on Lutto II I was thinking about a special dedication for the proceeds of the sale of this work as we approach the Memorial Day holiday.
I have the utmost respect for all of our military service men and women and their families - I grew up near two bases and the men in my family served. When my friend "Totts" told me about the work of Pets For Vets, I knew that I had my answer. Pets For Vets is taking strides to give shelter animals and our veterans the support and opportunities for second chances they each need and deserve.
All of my pets have found me and I couldn't be more pleased to have learned of this organization's goals and I hope that I can do my own small part to support their good work. To that end, from this point forward I will donate 25% of the proceeds from the sale of Lutto II prints to Pets For Vets. Thank you in advance for your part in this effort!