Monday, April 10, 2006

Treasure from Artfest

This is my precious matchbook shrine from the talented Michael deMeng . I adore everything about it and have wanted one of his creations since the moment I discovered him.

I love that it is dark, foreboding, mysterious. That the woman's face is surrounded by flames (passion? persecution?) and that the life force has been burnt out of the objects. Yes, Michael regularly sets his work on fire! Kewl. I think this piece has great power and I will put it in my collection of madonnas and shrines from Mexico.

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