Scratchboard

As unlikely as it seems, my scratchboard "portraits" started with a collection of cherished, vintage picture frames. I acquired them by combing through flea markets, garage sales, and dumps. Given their size and shape, the frames presumably held portraits, perhaps of loved ones, or well-respected ancestors. They might have provided a certain status; conveying dignity, respect, and affluence. I found them totally abandoned and forlorn. Despite their often poor condition, the frames elevate the bird' stature. Many birds sport crowns on their heads. They are meant to be humorous, but also to prod us into contemplating the reverence we have paid and continue to pay to royalty and those in our society deemed worthy of a portrait.

Seven Gifts
Seven Gifts

Scratchboard with collage in vintage frame . 2021 . 22" x 28" . $1,800

Prince Pie
Prince Pie

Scratchboard with collage in vintage frame . 2020 . 34" x 17" . $900

Fly
Fly

Scratchboard with collage . 2021 . 15" x 17" . $300

Seven Gifts
Seven Gifts

Scratchboard with collage in vintage frame . 2021 . 22" x 28" . $1,800

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