Description i originally did this piece as a 3-D sculpture using a clay head (my life mask), a real birds nest, and a dead tree and branches. it stood 5 ft tall and was used in an art show and then in my garden.i decided to redo the idea using my daughter Alana's picture.she's wanted me to deviate her for a while, so this one is for her.hugs xxUPDATE!!!! Alana is going to CHINA!!! this piece was choosen to be part of the show!* The Haun Tie Art Museum in Beijing has agreed to host the exhibition fromNov 9th Nov 19th 2008.* HP (Hewlett Packard) will publish a limited edition commemorative book to be available at the event and online. All proceeds will benefit: The World Wildlife Fund, Global Giving and the Global Institute in China.* True Run Media in China will be our media Sponsor, providing editorial and advertising coverage in at least 2 of their monthly magazines that are widely distributed in China: The Beijinger and Urbane.At the request of our Chinese hosts, there will be one print produced of each of the artists work being shown in the exhibitionno other fine art reproductions. They will be produced in Beijing by a fine art printer called LeewiART. This exhibition set will remain in China to tour to other museums and universities in China. Finally, this set will makes its home in China and we are negotiating to have entire exhibition set donated to the Chinese Ministry of Culture. There it would be housed in their permanent collection at the national museum.Common Ground still plans to follow up this Chinese exhibition with a touring set, produced here in the USA by A & I Digital Print Services in Los Angeles. It will show in locations in Europe and No. America in 2009-2010. And, as planned, we hope to produce limited editions of the pieces in the Collection through A & I. Revenue would then flow to the Artists, to our Non-Profit Partners, and to Common Ground to fund the exhibition expenses.
Day Seriani, Lancashire UK Member Since May 2009 Artist Statement i guess the first thing you'll notice is that my pieces are a little odd...or maybe another way to put it is "different". yes, i have done "normal" but right now, at this stage in my life i tend to do quirky.
some of the pieces may appear to be down right ugly to some people...but not to me. i love doing them, i love how they develop as i work on them, i love reading about each region...the history, the turmoil, the people, and the geography.
i would like to explain what these pieces are comprised of....most start off as NASA, Google Earth, or aerial photos....into, not on, not under, INTO these images i "paint" portraits. i can not and do not change the geography.
the faces in some of the portraits appear to be scarred or bruised or cut....these areas ARE the rivers and lakes and roads and mountains of that region....sometimes the actually "scarring" that mines and man have made on our planet.
some questions you may have:
*what are these portraits exactly? the originals are high quality, limited edition, signed prints.
*are these pieces for sale? yes, contact me or look on this site for available print sizes, prices, and shipping costs.
*what sizes are available? i can make these images to print any size.
*can i order a "custom" piece of a specific region? yes, i love doing custom pieces.
*can you do MY portrait into the piece? yes, contact me for specifics.
*how long will a custom piece take to complete? i work VERY quickly, contact me for more info.
*do the prints come framed or unframed? you can order prints only OR framed and matted. there are many framing options on this site.
*why do you do this kind of art? many reasons, i have an environmental science degree and a fine art degree.
i love science, this planet, and art. i try to combine those things into these pieces.