|Artist Jimmy Talarico|
It's finished! I turn my piece in for the Museum of the Rockies annual fund raiser tomorrow. And I'm excited about how it turned out and how much exposure will come from this.
Title: "Coming To Terms With Myself"
Medium: Ash, wax, plaster, charcoal, acrylic, copper, and wood.
Dimensions: 36" x 12" x 3".
This piece is about how we see ourselves and how we are seen by others. This is my first piece incorporating copper. Copper is symbolic because it is a metal that does not loose value regardless of how new or old it appears. The copper wires contained within the ash and wax represent our subconscious or internal value; who we are at our core. It may not be perfect, but it is pure. The copper pipe within the plaster is symbolic of how we project ourselves to others. The circular forms of the tubes are more refined yet the finish is tainted. This represents our misconceived notions that who we project ourselves to be is of more value than who we truly are. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to be aware of our ego playing this game on our id and can "see" our situation from outside ourselves. This piece is created at that moment.
Jimmy & Melinda Talarico
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