Monday, October 27, 2014

Divinum Spiralem

These are Egg Tempera "miniatures". The square ones are 4 x 4 inches and the rectangles are 5 x 3.5 inches. I was inspired to paint shells after writing my article on the Golden Ratio several years ago. Recently I did a more in depth investigation of the Golden Ratio and made a fairly extensive PowerPoint document about it. I collected shells as a young girl on the beaches of Sanibel Island, off the Gulf coast of Florida, back when there were few people and buckets of amazing shells. I have always had a fascination with shells, and occasionally they have appeared in my work, but this is the most ambitious offering of shells taking the better part of two years to complete, working on them part time several times a month in my painting group. I had started out with the idea that these would be submitted to the Florida Miniature Society show but sadly they do not fit in with the 1/6th rule of miniature paintings and I'm not even going to try, even though many have told me that they often bend that rule. I have made them into a group and attached them to a foam board for a show at Carrollwood Cultural Center in November 2014, after which I may break them up and get each of them framed separately. That remains to be seen. You may be curious what the "G and the number" means....G is my nickname and I often use that to sign small works and the number is the year it was completed.

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