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Objects of Significance Jackdaw ll

Meridith McNeal

$2,800

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Objects of Significance Jackdaw ll

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Objects of Significance are pieces cut from watercolor paper which is then shaped while wet, then painted. These small sculptural paintings touch on big ideas – community, confinement, the fragility of the planet, pagan celebrations – and are hung slightly hovering off the wall.

0.3
9"H × 8.5"W × 1.5"D
Sculpture
Paper
Animals/Birds
Realism
Wall Art
Watercolor on cut shaped paper with quartz crystal and gold thread
Yes
Yes
This piece can be pinned directly to the wall or collector can chose to frame in a shadow box frame.

STATEMENT

Inside Outside Three things want a frame to give them structure: a painting, a story, and a window. All take different kinds of framing, of course, but the concept is similar: physical or abstract, a frame implies a viewpoint. It is where you start from. Where you end up, on the other hand, is another matter entirely, because frames—for paintings, for stories, or for windows—are not so simple. They are points of entry that at the same time throw up barriers and define boundaries: the viewer is on one side or the other. A frame simultaneously organizes, invites, points the way, and separates. Windows, in particular, invite a multiplicity of meanings. Add a reflective surface, so light can work its magic, and you bring a sort of graceful confusion: what is on one side can coexist with what is on the other, the space behind and before the viewer overlaid. Where you have been shows itself side by side with where you are, or where you may yet be going. Inside Outside Windowphilia are life-sized ink and watercolor paintings of windows on paper. Magical Things Started while on my first residency at the American Academy in Rome Magical Things is an ongoing series of watercolors that venerate the easily overlooked objects of everyday life. Mundane objects become totems, milagros—charms of mindfulness, imbued with a power greater than the sum of their parts. This series has taken some twists and turns. For example, in 2018 after my mother died, I began a trajectory of this work which brought me solace and comfort: Magical Things from My Mother’s House. When NYC was given stay-at-home orders in March 2020, I embarked on Magical Things from Quarantine which helped me to process the strangeness of the time. These small paintings have and will continue to serve as a ballast of sorts, a touchstone for day-to-day experience.

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