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Bird with Heart by LauraTringaliHolmes Bird with Heart by LauraTringaliHolmes
I draw your attention to the neck of the bird and its segue into the cage. I did that on purpose to express my feeling that we are the birds and we are the cages. But we don't have to be the cages if we have heart, right?
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Bird engraving and copy, various papers, old text, transfer techniques, inks, paints, glazes, playing card
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petebuck1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 all those colors at the bottom.
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nodah Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BIRD HEART
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Thank you! One of my favorites! :)
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:iconnodah:
nodah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
welcome
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theyellowhouse Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
in my journal :)
[link]
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you!!!
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hogret Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
The density and intensity of the textures really punch home the concept!
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I love how this one came out. Thanks. :heart:
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PaulaEuphoria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely, as always
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks so much. Sorry to be responding belatedly--life intruded on my computer time. :heart:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
The creature seems grotesque, trapped perhaps in a cage of unfullfilled desire.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
That could be an interpretation, in which case the bird would be ready to rip that heart apart.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Indeed!
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TornStitches Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Nice! Very nice! I like your reasoning behind the extended neck outline, and always love your works with playing cards. And of course, birds. Awesome work!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Thank you entirely! Glad you were able to follow my thought process! :heart:
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning piece and fantastic text. Farrago? Lexicon? A lexicon is a criminal who drives a Lexus, right?

Keep saving the language, we need it. Here's a relevant quote:

"We're not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes." -- Joseph Campbell
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Ha! Lexicon! Oh, that makes me smile!
I am beginning to take on the weird habits of those who archive, including an extremely personal attachment to cool words clipped out of really old source materials.
Joseph Campbell. :heart:
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
To which weird habits do you refer? The wearing of sensible shoes? Licking a pencil lead before you write with it? .... well, it's o.k. I trust your judgement. Glad I made you smile.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Sensible shoes and floppy cardigan sweaters!
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh! That kind of weird. I'll have to review the statutes.
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:icontheyellowhouse:
theyellowhouse Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
love this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Thank you! I must say, I am attached to it myself! :heart:
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audreysmith Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed. Beautifully done, and I have learned a new word! :D
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
New vocabulary is good! We have to keep the language alive! Glad you like this piece. Thanks, Audrey! :heart:
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love the droopiness! It has nice flow and I also love the colors, they are so rich and sumptuous, deeper than I expected from you, and it works so well! Lovely.
Then the words, bang!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Oh, yeah, the droopiness of that wing! The wing was actually detached and then refastened to be in the foreground. For added droopiness! Glad you enjoyed. Bang, indeed!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
:idea::idea::idea::idea::idea: Great idea! :idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea:
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DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Exquisite Detail!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Thanks! This is one of those layers-upon-layers deals. I especially like how the droopy wing looks on top. Kind of trippy....
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katworks Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
amazingly beautiful :wow:
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Thank you! :heart:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Laura, it always amazes me that you can achieve such intricacy and depth of detail on such a small format.
...with heart we emerge from the cages we build. :heart:
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:iconlauratringaliholmes:
LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
The power of layers! So happy you enjoyed this one. It's not going in the "for sale" pile. I like it too much. :heart:
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Glad to hear it...don't ever underprice yourself. :aww:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
The farrago could be the cage the bird is coming out of because it has heart -

or the farrago could be a heart the bird has just - erm - finished!

either way, good work. I love the word "farrago."
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
I, too, love "farrago." So many words are falling by the wayside, right? I am feeling like it is my mission to keep them in the lexicon....
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
I have passed "farrago" along to 3 of my co-workers...and I'm reading a book right now that definitely exemplifies the term. :boogie:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Language, language, language. So many kids have 300-word vocabularies. Words are so rich, so nuanced, it is a shame that they appear to be falling out of favor.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yes indeed. Count me in on that mission.
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