Artist: Judith Monroe
Title: Be Still #20
Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Dimensions: 7"h x 5"w
Includes photo transfers, acrylic, color pencil, ephemera, and dried pressed leaves on cradled wood panel.
"Be Still #20" is a mixed-media composition that features natural objects and textures. It includes a central piece that looks like a weathered paper with grid lines which provides a neutral, textured background. On this paper are positioned two primary elements: a dark feather and a shell. The feather, with its variegated brown and black colors, creates a flowing visual line downwards, its tip appearing soft and slightly frayed. The shell, with its spiral shape and creamy hue with brown accents, adds a sense of geometry and natural beauty to the piece. The artwork is further enhanced by a thick, creamy-colored border with a tactile surface. The lower right-hand corner features a small green leaf, contributing to the natural motif and sense of the items being collected and preserved. Overall, the artwork invokes a sense of nostalgia and the fragility of nature, meticulously bringing together the elements into a delicate yet evocative display.