Shortly after I started this piece mid June 2012, my beloved cat, Goliath, disappeared. The painting changed focus and became about him. The piece is titled "Distraction" because I felt everything I did, other than trying to find him, was just a distraction for me until we were reunited. I searched extensively and exhaustively for him, but he was never found.
This is an original mixed-media painting that combines collage, my original photographs and graphic printed on canvas, fabric, abaca tissue and paper, cotton thread, and acrylic paint and ink on canvas; sealed with polymer varnish.
The piece is signed and dated on the front. The sides are painted so it can either be hung as is, or framed.
I approach creating these mixed-media pieces much like working in my visual journals. I have no preconceived idea of what the outcome will look like or exactly what I’m going to do. I just start working and see where it takes me, adding paint, collage & photos, sometimes sewing, sometimes printing or stamping, until I know the piece is finished.
The copyright watermark is not on the original artwork.
(Note: I do my best to make sure the color looks accurate, but, everyone’s monitor is different. So the color might look different in real life than it does on your computer.)All images are copyright © 2008- 2020 Traci Bunkers. All rights reserved. I retain the copyright even after the sale of the original art. Please do not reproduce the actual art or these images without my prior permission.
- • 24″ x 30″ x 3/4″
- • on stretched canvas
- • sealed with polymer varnish
- • This comes from a pet friendly, smoke-free environment.
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A love of my past lived in the country in Baldwin City, Kansas. He had a lovely field of poppies near his house that I loved to photograph. The photo in this piece was taken with a Holga camera. 12" x 12"
The picture is part of a mausoleum gate in the cemetery across from my house. I find the ironwork on it very beautiful. This is the family mausoleum of John P. Usher, who was President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of Interior. 12" x 12"
Fall is a beautiful time to photograph the changing leaves. This is a double exposure combining a Fall tree with a mausoleum gate. The double exposure gives it a very dreamy feel. 12" x 12"