"My Country" is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. The painting measures 24" x 30”. The wood floater frame has a black matte finish and measures 25.5" tall by 31.5" wide by 2" thick. Wired and ready to hang.
The inspiration for "My Country" is this quote by Thomas Paine: The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I have old maps in my studio for reference. I glued this one from "World without Borders" to my stretched canvas. I then marked a grid with a yardstick to block out spaces for stenciled letters. After spelling out the quote, I played around with the design... I like how the hanging world came into view for me. I glued a tiny gem from an old earring to the knot of the gathered "ties" that hold the world.
✒︎ Tybo’s Tall Tales*: This image is of a paper lamp, but it also could be mistaken for the image of Santa Clause's longitude routes, making his way to the good boys and girls of the world. Of course, he could just be flying the reindeer through the route, making sure they're in shape while the reindeer say, "Seriously dude? You're telling us to lose weight?" as the sleigh gets heavier every year.
*My 15-year old grandson’s summer job was to stock my Etsy shop. One of his duties was to write about my artwork :)
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