Using precious metal leaf, I gild the interior wall of my glass panels and scratch drawings into the surface. Applying reverse painting techniques, I seal the metals from tarnishing or deteriorating while at the same time adding color. Inside each tent is a mirror distorting the viewer’s image to match the remarkable characteristic of that particular performer. My intention is for viewers to see themselves inside the tents and realize that we are all living curiosities.
17" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2"
22k Moon Gold, 24k Gold, Oil Paint