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03-07-2018, 01:51 PM
crazy bones :music:

11x14 mixed media

do you see what i see?
what is it that you see?


normal and enhanced pics

03-07-2018, 02:34 PM
Cool, obviously one guy owed the other guy money so they fought and killed each other and then eons on time passed washing away the other parts leaving this interesting prehistorical story in the rocks.

Clearly a commentary on the ideological bifurcation of society today.

Or .....simply....... the ghosts moved the bones.

03-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Definitely bones. Not sure of what, though.

Nicely done.

03-07-2018, 04:07 PM
I'm seeing bones in relief. Great color too!

03-07-2018, 04:54 PM
maybe it was trying to remember and happened upon a Uniting Sensory Bone. it pressed till there was a click. for a brief eternity generations flowed but it was the end of time.

it's good, disturbing in an innocent, effortless yet highly abstracting way.

03-07-2018, 05:45 PM
Death by drowning and subsequent rapid sedimentation. Really cool. Those must be real.

03-07-2018, 11:56 PM
ha, thanks, great interpretations!
they are indeed real bones [some of you may recognize them from an unsolved bone mystery (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1439355) back in december.

anyway, masonite, oils, chicken bones and one turkey bone, crazy glue and encaustics

the intent is/was to depict the construction of eve, mossy now, given the age of the story. you may or may not notice the skeletal hand placing the larger bone and it's definitely fine if you don't.
it's not a tree, my concern was that's what y'all would see, so yay and whew and thanks again for your eyes :)


03-08-2018, 12:40 AM
First image to mind was trilobite fossils. Certainly some differences in structure, but a good likeness. Ancient imagery hardwired in our DNA?
BTW, getting past the bones I love the colors you have used and the background you chose for this. It all works beautifully.

03-08-2018, 12:52 AM
How many chickens? :)

Interesting idea! How did you like encaustics? I have used cold wax before which was fun but not used encaustics - yet.

03-08-2018, 01:46 AM
thanks bi, we all have some sort of structure, skeleton, and we all carry a hardwired history, remembered or denied. glad you like the colors, i was questioning them throughout.

11 apparently, graph, two legs per. am much enjoying encaustics, new challenges to explore and tricks to be learned. this piece was a specific push towards how much bulk i could disguise effectively, efficiently.


03-08-2018, 10:13 AM
It reminds me of the anatomy & physiology courses taken, so real and so mysterious at the same time.

03-10-2018, 06:36 PM
cool, thanks kay :)