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


&rew said...

I never thought that fauna and fawn sounds similar...very interesting to see that you used fawn that is so fitting for this theme Beautiful work!

Mary lin Huskamp said...

I LOVE the picture. Makes me think about the fawns we watch playing in our pasture and sleeping by their moms. Great thoughts!


&rew said...

Very interesting to see that even a little revision can make all the difference! I have to admit that it does look a lot better!

purple bird art said...

Tracy this is so beautiful - I love the fawn and the night sky it sleeps under