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Leonardo Studios - "Dance of Honor"

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Artist: Leonardo Studios
Title: Dance of Honor
Medium: Handcrafted Collage Edition
Dimensions: 32"h x 24"w

This unique collage was created in a process that requires time and patience to produce. The artwork is cut and assembled from smaller pieces that incorporates patterns, maps, shapes, and pieces of text together from various sources. This layered and dimensional technique gives these works their signature look and depth. The result is a piece of artwork that can be appreciated across the room and admired for its unusual details up close. This design is created as an edition, but each piece of the edition is hand-cut and hand-assembled; no two are exactly alike! [Listed Size Includes Frame]

"Dance of Honor" features a vibrant and dynamic portrayal of a indigenous figure. This figure is adorned with an elaborate feather headdress displaying an array of colors such as blue, yellow, and teal. The headdress is accentuated by circular patterns and feathers protruding in all directions, adding to the sense of movement. The individual is dressed in a detailed costume with a predominance of blue and red hues, along with ornamental elements that include circular designs similar to those on the headdress. In one hand, the figure holds a tall staff, while the other hand is stretched upwards, both suggesting a gesture of dance. Additional decorative accessories are featured on the figure's attire, such as armbands, a belt with a large circular centerpiece, and footwear that complements the overall ensemble. The figure's pose is dynamic and expressive. The background of the composition is a desert landscape with a towering rock formation and a large cactus, which situates the artwork within a Southwestern desert environment, resonating with the cultural origins of the portrayed figure. The juxtaposition of the stylized, colorful character against the more realistic and muted tones of the background creates a striking contrast that draws the viewer's focus to the figure.