Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gift from Faberge

A recent enlightenment came from a visit to the Tzar's Green Faberge Egg, the one that has a complete set of family portraits held within it. I had to put on two pairs of magnifying glasses before I was able to see the tiny portraits. I noticed other egg viewers moved right on by the portraits, unable to see them, and unaware that they were passing by some of the most exquisitely rendered tiny portraits in the world. It was much later that I realized I wanted to create art that centered around our capabilities (or lack thereof) in taking note of this very complex and detailed world we live in. Here is one of my first pieces to come out of this study. What we see from afar is different from what we see when looking very close.