Personal Iconography – Animals
I am always moved by how gracefully animal figures are portrayed in prehistoric art. They possess an elegant simplicity that is quite appealing to modern sensibility, and have influenced quite a few modern artists.
I love to use these figures in my silk paintings because of their beautiful contours and strong graphic qualities. These flying hounds are from a Cucuteni vase at Çatalhöyük in Turkey, ca. 3800 B.C.E. I’ve used them in my Ancient Landscapes V silk hanging on the right.
These two pieces are normally in my Etsy shop, but right now are a part of my exhibition at Raleigh’s Pullen Arts Center, which will hang until December 1st. I am teaching a six-week course in silk painting at Pullen beginning November 10th.