'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Artwork

In many ways, it seems like the right time of year to turn inward and reflect. The tragic events in Connecticut urge me to be even more pensive. I've already caught myself silently singing 'I Wonder As I Wander' more than a few times recently. 
 'The Care and Feeding of Birds' wood assemblage
I suppose it's the natural balance to the high times of summer with its rush of outward activity. 

This is a piece I made for my local library's Christmas auction a while ago. I only donate originals to a few organizations, the library being one.
I try to make artwork for them that includes a book. It's hard to see the cardinal on St. Francis's finger due to the beautiful wreath behind it. Birds are good at camouflage, you know. I posted this version because it showed the holiday greenery on location at the library, and hopefully the holiday spirit as well.  
Although it is a solitary time of year, helping others, animals included, in various ways seems even more essential. 


An Urban Cottage said...

That's cool. I love the book. Is that two quarter rounds to make the pages?

Robin Kent said...

I just 'carved' a V out with an L on the other sides, etc with my bandsaw (Yikes!) but if I could cut something perfectly square and on a straight line, then a quarter round would work fine.

mimi said...

i love this piece, and i love that you donate them to the library, always with a book...

I hope some day I bumble into a library and see one of your pieces!

Anita said...

I love this...I tried to biggie size it so I could get a better look at the bird but you are right...it is in cammo. I hope it raises lots of money for a great cause. I don't enjoy cutting wood but your art is so inspiring that sometimes I dream of trying some woodworking...and then I let that pass and everyone gives a sigh of relief...Merry Christmas to you

Cynthia Myers said...

I am boggled by how you are able to SEE into various shapes of wood and transform them into such amazing works of Art.
I agree! VERY cool!

Carole said...

St. Francis, one of my favourite saints, looks almost angelic here. Thank you for pointing out the cardinal or I would have missed it. He makes me smile, especially thinking that he was donated to the library!

Sand said...

I have not been around lately. Traveling even more then usual. I really like the shade of green you used on his piece. While some may say it is pastoral in nature it seems urban to me. Speaking of urban I visited MOMA in NYC last week and had dinner at the Modern ...wow !!! Terrific food while looking over the garden of MOMA.
In reference to Connecticut......like Ben Stein said I can not get over the rage. There is good and there is evil. In cases like this there is no moral equivalence that can be considered.