Little Brown Bat

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little brown bat mixed media painting by Lind Hollingsworth at Roots Up Gallery.jpg

Little Brown Bat

595.00

“I struggled with which small creature to honor with the last small icon. A bat kept coming to mind. Because the bat is often associated with Satan in religious art, I resisted. But, they are also pollinators and have to eat at least half their body weight insects each night! In the choir of Notre Dame du Paris this past June, I saw a repetitive relief carving of bats underneath scenes from the life of Jesus. About a week later, I visited Leonardo da Vinci’s last residence in Amboise, France. In his Cabinet of Curiosities, there was a bat, wings spread and pinned to a board. I took it as a sign and created Little Brown Bat.”

The Little Brown Bat is a part of the Icon Series by Lind Hollingsworth which focuses on the supporting roles of small creatures in our ecosystem. 2D mixed media relief painting, 12x12, framed. Complimentary shipping within the Continental U.S.

“The construction of the icons uses my mixed media technique of creating a low relief by building up rag paper, mat board, spackling and paper based clay. Paint and generous amount of metal leaf embellish the relief images of flora and fauna. In iconography, frames play the important role of separating the heavenly from the earthly. In the spirit of that concept, great care and thought has gone into the selection of the frame for each piece. In the end, I hope the icons are objects of beauty that will inspire belief in the glory of nature and the will to preserve it.” - Lind Hollingsworth

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