Subject Tags: present, birthday gift, christmas gift, holiday gift, small art, small gift idea, gears, wheel, stoic, abstract, serene, independent, alone, peach, contemporary, pink, mixed media, giraffe
Size: 7.5"W x 11"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2012
This little mixed media piece is part of a series I created about animals finding shelter at nightfall, This stoic giraffe is riding off into an abstracted sunset by his lonesome but the gear motif behind him indicates that we are all part of something bigger, no matter how independent or isolated we may feel at the moment.
This piece is a hand painted acrylic-gel transfer (xerox of a drawing I made in conte crayon) on a background of acrylic washes and latex-based paint washes with a wax-resist. This is from a series of 115 pieces I made with a variety of animal images in which I explored texture and palette using this process.
Sarah Tenney is a lifelong creator whose forte is painting. Since earning a BFA she has shown her work a few dozen times and has collectors across the US, Canada and Australia. Sarah enjoys animals, children's literature and laughing with her witty husband. They live in Denver with their two precocious little boys and a pair of personable cats.