Tuesday, December 9, 2008
By definition Fauna means : animal life ; especially : the animals characteristic of a region, period, or special environment.
Although, I had the choice of incorporating any sort of animal into this piece, I could not stop thinking about how closely the word Fauna sounded to the word Fawn.
After pondering this thought for well over a week, I decided to yield to my whim and select a Fawn as the main subject.
In keeping with my continued exploration of pattern and patterning, the contours of the grass are loosely repeated in the sky, creating a very starry night.
Update 12/11: After posting the completed work, I continued to feel as if it was missing something. Since Tuesday, I have been on the hunt for just the right finishing touch. I discovered that perfect piece today while rummaging through a jar of various buckles.
At the bottom of the jar, there was a mother-of-pearl buckle simply begging to be used. Although oversized for the artwork, it makes the perfect half-moon and a nice balance to the fawn.
So, here is the completed work with a slight revision.
Art and images copyright 2008 by Tracie Lyn Huskamp