Like those in the 18th century who appreciated archaeological discoveries of classical antiquity, I try to make art using authentic materials and methods from the same time. Oh yeah, and sometimes I use humor.
Well, it has been forever since a post on here, so here is what I've been up to... I entered a work to an art gallery show.
Here is a mosaic inspired by a version of the ancient Greek legend of Amethysta, I imagined an application of the story to a portrait of an artist I love. Other than my signature in fluorescing glass, it is created with only stone and gems.
The ancient myth tells of a woman who was about to be attacked by leopards sent from the god of wine, Dionysus, who was indiscriminately angry with all mortals. Because Amethysta was on her way to worship the goddess Artemis, she was spared from that fate and mercifully turned into stone by the goddess. Dionysus later realized the harshness of his actions and unintended consequence to this beautiful and perfect woman. He became sad and tears shed into his wine glass fell over her stone form, transforming her into the rich purple and violet gemstones we know today as amethyst.
And here is my uranium-fueled glowing signature. It is shielded in the glass, so no worries. :)
The work is only approximately 24cm x 24cm, bound with an archaeological style steel frame :) of course.
Mi piace la natura permanente di arte, in particolare il arte di pietra. Come chiunque altro, felice di imparare cose nuove e incontrare nuovi amici.
Viaggi in luoghi con la storia interessante è molto importante.
I've been learning the Italian language for a year now, but I think I'm not very good yet.