Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Cabinet of Curiosity

I have been wrestling with a rather weighty
subject these past several weeks, as I worked
toward completing my January artwork for
the Nature Gathered Collaborative that I am
participating in.

The monthly theme was Cabinet of Curiosities
and instead of translating this in a literal way,
I decided to tackle the matter metaphorically.
I thought it might be interesting to choose a
concept that we, as human beings, find very
curious. A topic containing a well spring of
unanswered questions.

As I sifted and sorted through different
possibilities, the idea of life and death was
something that kept presenting itself, over
and over again. And although there is plenty
of medical information regarding both of
these occurrences, they are still, in many ways,
quite a mystery.

To see my finished work of art along with
other interpretations of this Cabinet of
Curiosites theme, I invite you to visit
the Nature Gathered Blog.


Lee W - The Way I See It said...

very cool- heading over.

Seth said...

Really interesting take of the theme and such beautiful creations that fill the cabinet.

Lori S-C said...

wow...I've got to say that the lying down bird image troubles me... I guess that is a good thing-to be thinking about it so strongly!

Toni said...

Hi Tracie,
thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your a gal after my heart with your work I see here Awesome!!
Funny I picked up a dead bird from under my car today and set it aside to sketch later. Very powerful topic you have here. I will definitely be back.

AMIT said...

Good post with pics.

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