Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Icelandic Influenced Palm Tree Abstract Mixed Media Art

Icelandic Influenced Palm Tree Abstract, 8 x 8 inches, mixed media
on canvasboard, $100
A friend Brian and I attended Art Basel in 2006. At this exhibit, there was a huge wall covered with glass shards offered as art. It was beautiful and startling, stark glass fragments on a glaring white wall. 

On a dare, I asked how much to take the artwork home. Turns out, the Icelandic artist offers mini do-it-yourself kits to make your own installation of the work on about a size of 14 x 11 inch wall. I remember thinking that for the price, the boxes should be better than cardboard! The patron had three choices: glass, pebbles, or lava rocks.

As a joke, Brian received a 14 x 11 inch canvasboard covered with brown pebbles for Christmas that year. It actually turned out very cool. I don't have a photo of it...but the memory of the piece inspired this one, Icelandic Influenced Palm Tree Abstract.

Pebbles are used on the bottom, then used tea, then sawdust, and lastly at the top is Florida beach sand. 

I love how the blue abstract palm frond leaves stand out against the yellow black textured background.

I hope you like it, too! Do you have art at your home with a story? Please share.  

Angeline Marie of

1 comment:

JJ said...

You do love those palm trees!

BTW, I absolutely love that new blog site and would love to join, but can I do so without opening a Google+ account?

I really wanted to comment on so many of those posts/photos, like the Saltz article, for example. I absolutely, positively, 100% believe artists should be free to express themselves in an uncensored environment. I also believe that given that environment, they have an obligation to create art. Saltz should be free to produce that stuff, but we should not be obligated to refer to it as art.

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