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Art of the Day: Friday April 29, 2005

Spirit Bear Chair

- by Alex(andra) Daphne Slingenberg

This week's theme: EBSQ Plus

EBSQ would like to congratulate the newest members of EBSQ Plus whose artistic excellence was recognized by a panel of peer jurors. Unfortunately, Art Of The Day can not showcase them all, but please be sure to explore the work of all the new Plus members. The full list can be found on our home page. More information on the juried division of EBSQ can be found on the FAQ page under EBSQ Plus. Applications will be considered again in September 2005.

Again, congratulations to all 20 new juried members, who were selected from a pool of 63 applicants. Well done!

-Melissa Morton


Art: Spirit Bear Chair by Artist Alex(andra) Daphne Slingenberg
given the opportunity to design the artwork for this chair, was a challenge I could not resist. started with a pile of natural tan leather pieces. first the templates where made from a similar chair so that place ment would be accurate. each panel was separately composed around the main back panel showing the bear shield. I pict the bear not only for its native American symbolism and meaning, but to captures the spirit . The back panel with its four bears symbol of the four direction the eagle feathers sacred , the arrow head for courage & bravery and the turquoise bear fetish combined on a shield truly represents strong medicine. It was a joy to create all the painting was done by hand with large round sable brushes and acrylic fabric airbrush paint , though I do not use air brush myself , I use this for it's finer texture. the whole thing is ironed with a hot iron to seal and let it sink into the leather this fixes the paint and makes it permanent.

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Detail Image for art Spirit Bear Chair

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Detail Image for art Spirit Bear Chair

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Detail Image for art Spirit Bear Chair

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