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Nature vs. Art: The Painted Peacock


Nature provides some magnificent color combinations to camouflage prey, to warn a predator or to attract a pollinator or mate. The similarity of some color combinations in my necklaces to those found in nature inspired me to create my Nature vs. Art series. The first such comparison centers on the painted peacock and an aqua, green and yellow-toned necklace paired in a surrealist street scene.

The brick wall was created by photographing a piece of scrapbook paper, digitally manipulating it to be more extensive than the original and modifying the colors to a red-orange shade that sets off the greens, blues, and yellows in the necklace and the peacock. The necklace segment was constructed with Murano glass and freshwater pearls. The paint cans and paint roller and tray were constructed with wire, plastic, wood, acrylic paint and cloth. Additional components include a realistic model of a painted peacock, paper and miniature frames and flooring designed for a dollhouse.

Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.

Price: USD 2,500.

Frame color: Black

Size (in inches): 12.5 x 18.25 x 4

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