Tarantula and scorpion metamorphose into autumn leaves, poised on the verge of disintegration. Inspired by-in the prismatic treatment of the spider’s stylized abdomen-the oxidized silver orb of a full moon rising on a Muromachi period (1392-1573) Japanese lacquer writing box at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
17″ x 11″
Archival, German etching paper with Windsor & Newton inks
May 29, 2006
Each custom made, museum quality Japanese wood frame has been further enhanced with an undercoating of purple clay, with an overlay of hand-gilded, silver leaf, which covers the entire front of the frame, including the inset double-beveled edge. Original, watercolor paintings “float” within each frame, in classic spatial proportions, and are mounted on archival mats, with organic wheat paste, and covered with UV protected glass.