Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

Judith Monroe - "Be Still #8"

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Artist: Judith Monroe
Title: Be Still #8
Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Dimensions: 7"h x 5"w

Includes photo transfers, acrylic, color pencil, ephemera, and dried pressed flower on cradled wood panel.

"Be Still #8" is a mixed media artwork that incorporates various textures and elements. Inside this border, elements of nature are displayed in a collage form. Towards the top of the inner rectangle, there is a nest with a single egg resting within it. The nest is cradled by twigs and branches. Below the nest, a detailed butterfly is visible, giving an impression of movement and life. To the left and right within the inner rectangle's boundaries, there are ghostly trace lines of map lines, contributing to the background pattern. These lines are laid over a light blue grid, which provides structure to the composition. At the bottom center of the artwork, just outside of the inner rectangle, lies a small, dried floral element, echoing the natural theme presented within the inner scene. The overall composition hints at themes of nature and life cycles. The materials used give the piece a layered, tactile quality. The surface bears a crackled texture, imbuing the artwork with a sense of age and weathering, contributing to an overall feel of nostalgia or memory encapsulated in a single frame.