Puerto Rican Tanager, Mixed Media Exploration

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This piece serves as a celebration of Puerto Rico’s rich biodiversity, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the intricate details of a native bird species.

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This mixed media artwork on canvas is a captivating exploration.

The focal point of this composition is the Puerto Rican Tanager, also known as the Puerto Rican Bullfinch or Carpacho. This endemic bird species measures between 6 to 8 inches in length and weighs approximately 1 to 2 ounces. Its vibrant red-orange accents complement its black plumage.

The expressive use of mixed media techniques, including the incorporation of authentic textures and the vivid portrayal of the Puerto Rican Tanager, transforms the artwork into a dynamic and immersive experience.

Characteristics:
  • Mixed Media:
    • The artist’s meticulous use of cardstock and gesso at the initial stages creates a textured foundation that not only adds physical depth to the canvas but also serves as a metaphorical representation of the complexity found in nature.
    • Then, the artist introduced delicate tissue paper and washi tape to meticulously craft the bird with acrylics, soft pastels and charcoal.
  • Gesso:
    • Strategically applied throughout the composition not only contribute to the overall texture but also create captivating cracks on the surface.
Dimensions:
  • Size: 12 by 12 inches
Uses:
  1. Educational Tool:
    • It can be used in classrooms, nature centers, or bird watching events to educate individuals about the rich biodiversity of Puerto Rico and the importance of preserving endemic species.
  2. Conversation Starter
  3. Cultural Representation:
    • Acts as visual representation of the unique fauna of Puerto Rico in cultural events, museums, or exhibitions focused on the island’s biodiversity.
  4. Decorative Element:
    • Its striking colors, dynamic composition, and thematic relevance make it a unique and visually captivating decorative piece.

This piece serves as a celebration of Puerto Rico’s rich biodiversity, offering viewers a unique glimpse into the intricate details of a native bird species while showcasing the artist’s skillful manipulation of various mediums.

Important note:
The frame is for aesthetic and photography purposes only;  shipped WITHOUT the frame.

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