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Dance of the Mountains I

Dance of the Mountains I

  • Self made inks from ash and coal on recycled paper painted with a homemade 6 metre long wood and horse hair paintbrush.
  • Approximately 3 metres x 1.5 metres. Now in a custom made, gently burnt, natural spruce wood frame. 
  • Tirol, April 2020.
  • Please feel free to contact me for any interest in this artwork. Please note: it's very large and heavy!

I have had the idea of creating a piece with a gigantic paintbrush for a number of years. A month ago, on a walk, a friend started drawing on a frozen, snow dusted lake with what looked like a giant pencil. I joined in, and the inspiration was reignited. 

The past month I have been making my own paintbrush from a fallen tree in the woods, collected horse hair from a friend's farm for the bristles, and a lot of research, trial and error has gone in to making my own pigments, inks and paints out of natural sources. 

Yesterday the dream became a reality with these two pieces in the series, Dance of the Mountains.

Please call or email if you are interested in purchasing this artwork, or having a commission piece made to your size requirements. [email protected] or +436767257144