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Leonardo Studios - "Native Princess"

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  • Regular price $525.00

Artist: Leonardo Studios
Title: Native Princess
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]

"Native Princess" is a collage that creates a detailed portrait of an Indigenous woman, assembled from a myriad of colorful paper elements. The figure is adorned with a complex pattern of clothing and accessories, including traditional jewelry such as circular earrings and layered necklaces. Her attire is made from cut-out pieces that include text and images, forming an intricate tapestry of visual stimuli. In addition to the clothing, the piece boasts decorative feathers, which bring a dynamic sense of movement and texture. Standing next to the woman's shoulder is a bird that adds a touch of natural elegance and serves as a companion within the context of the portrait. The background includes a vast, serene landscape with a pink and purple sky, likely evoking a sense of place related to the figure's cultural heritage. Overall, the artwork is a vibrant fusion of traditional iconography and modern collage technique, suggesting themes of identity, tradition, and history.