SIZE9″ x 12″
MEDUIMEncaustic on board
AVAILBILITYOriginal is available. Giclees are not available.

Federik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids sponsored an exhibit  Monumental Elegance: Sculpture and Drawings of Philip Grausman.  Among Grausman’s large stainless steel, pewter and fiberglass portraits, I especially liked the piece entitled Charlie.  Charlie‘s stainless steel surface refracts and reflects light to create tonalities that define the portrait.  I wanted to recreate this image 2 dimensionally and play with color to bring those same tonalities to the portrait.   I chose to use encaustics pigments to tactically elude to  the original stainless steel surface of the portrait.

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