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Sublunary

The word sublunary was presented to me in a conversation with a friend.  She had the word tattooed onto her arm.   The meaning of the word is basically, 'between the Moon and Earth'.  Shortly after that conversation, my mother of 93 years, passed away.  In contemplating Life and Death, I felt the importance of Dancing and Celebrating while still in this earthly dimension. This sculpture is the vision of sublunary's meaning.

Size: 20” x 20” x 3”

Medium: Mahogany (figure), maple (moon and background), basswood, gold leaf, metallic silver wax, oil stain

Price: $3,370

 The dancing figure is carved from mahogany with several coats of varnish to allow the figure to shine. The moon is shaped from a found laminated maple cutting board, textured, layered with teak oil and oil paint stain, and finished with silver metallic wax. The curved shape that the figure dances upon is basswood with the same finish as the moon. The background represents the cosmos and is from a found piece of wood that had the long beveled sides in its original form.  I textured the surface and gave it a dark umber/black oil stain, highlighting the "stars" with gold leaf.  My hope with this piece, is that the viewer will be reminded to take time to dance and celebrate...a lot...while we are on this earth. It is really only a brief time in the long view.

The dancing figure is carved from mahogany with several coats of varnish to allow the figure to shine. The moon is shaped from a found laminated maple cutting board, textured, layered with teak oil and oil paint stain, and finished with silver metallic wax. The curved shape that the figure dances upon is basswood with the same finish as the moon. The background represents the cosmos and is from a found piece of wood that had the long beveled sides in its original form.  I textured the surface and gave it a dark umber/black oil stain, highlighting the "stars" with gold leaf.

My hope with this piece, is that the viewer will be reminded to take time to dance and celebrate...a lot...while we are on this earth. It is really only a brief time in the long view.