SANDS OF TIME – PORTRAIT OF A MENTOR

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

SANDS OF TIME – PORTRAIT OF A MENTOR is a mixed media sculptural piece combining a hand-built, raku-fired ceramic head with a glass tile base.  This piece, for me, evokes the image of an artifact emerging from the sands outside Luxor.  The rest of the title comes from my mentor (and friend) Carol Stirton-Broad, who happened to wear an outfit on the day I was finalizing the design that reflected the pattern, the color and the tone of the tiles I was planning to use for the base.  18″x5.5″x7.5″,

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GROWING OLD TOGETHER

 

(C) JOHN FANSMITH 2018

There is a saying that over time, couples tend to take on each other’s characteristics and start to resemble one another in appearance and mannerism.  GROWING OLD TOGETHER, a hand-inked and hand-pulled hard-plate monotype created by individually inking two separate plates and then printing them together, side-by-side, gives abstract expression to that saying.  From a distance, GROWING OLD TOGETHER appears to be a single image, but a closer look reveals that, while there are great similarities and patters that carry from one to the other, they are still two separate and distinct images.  Matted and framed to 24″ x 12″.