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13.5 x 6.5 x 4"
Mixed media mosaic on wooden box
There are many myths associated with the dragonfly...some good...some bad. This piece was inspired by a Zuni Indian legend in which the dragonflies are shamanistic creatures with supernatural powers. The word, "Bambuca" comes from the national dance of Colombia, South America. It is characterized by cross accents in the music and was formerly danced only by the natives but became a ballroom dance to be added to the gentle Pasillo, a favorite with Colombian society. Sometimes, when I walk along the estuary that separates the island of Alameda from Oakland, I see entire ballets performed by dragonflies along the shore.
Cartoon for Jen Worden's Art Challenge - this week's challenge is to depict some aspect of each day (of this week) in cartoon form. This is a tough one for me. Not good at drawing...but I'm having fun!
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