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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quetzal at the 2012 Biennial of the WMA

Quetzal has been selected to be displayed during the 2012 Biennial event organized in July 2012 by the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama.

Quetzal was inspired by a Art Deco leather book cover. The original piece was a "Marquetterie" - where leather strips of various colors were inlaid in the main red piece. Quetzal measures 18 x 25" (45 x 63 cm). Quetzal's materials are stained terracotta, irridized glasses and gilded mirrors.

The Replendent Questzal is the national bird of Guatemala. It's name comes from the Nahuatl "quetzalli" and means "Large Brilliant Tail Feather"...

Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Afghan Girl

You know her. Her name is Sharbhat Gula - she is a Pashtun and she lives in Afghanistan.

In 1985, she made the cover of National Geographic. Her picture was taken in a Pakistani refugee camp where she was in 1984. Her parents had been killed by the Russian bombs.

Her face became a world icon...

The Afghan Girl's eyes is 14 x 28".  It is made of glasses, granite, mirror and ceramics.

I am presently working on a series of eyes. Eyes do not lie, they are the first thing we look at when we meet a person for the first time. I have already published "Green Eyes".

After the Afghan Girl will come Maribel, Eva and the Tuareg Lady...

Stay with me !