10" x 10" shadowbox collage. Paper, wood, Lazertran, acrylic, beeswax.
"Eat-Drink-B-Merry" is a piece from a series entitled "Urban Birds" that I displayed in my wine tasting room, Tierra – Art, Garden, Wine. The tasting room is located in the downtown of a small Northern California town and we've created a garden courtyard that is a haven for migrating songbirds and hummingbirds. "Eat-Drink-B-Merry" pays tribute to the contrast of the pocket of wilderness in an urban setting. I used Lazertran directly over the wood block so that the wood grain shows through, and the encaustic layer softens the overall finish of the piece.