Size: 19"W x 25"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Curator's Note: I love the personal connection to the artist's life here, as well as the marble-like quality of the coloring.
My girlfriend inherited a beautiful cameo from her beloved grandmother, Gertrude. Gertrude wore this cameo often and considered it to be a work of art. I wanted to capture the essence of this cameo and pay homage to the women who were and are inspired by its beauty.
Al Matra is a mixed media artist who was born and raised in a small town with a legendary haunted history that includes tales of whaling banshees and decapitated Hessians. This upbringing was a major influence in his art and can be seen in virtually every piece he creates. Al’s art has been shown throughout the United States, including galleries in Philadelphia, Texas, and NYC. He currently resides in New York and enjoys all things archery.