This series marks a continuation of my interest in manipulating musical instruments, or parts of musical instruments, into new forms. This particular group also references a portion of the rich musical vocabulary of New Orleans. That heritage is built on many cultural, religious and spiritual foundations and includes a fair amount of “quirkiness”, contrasts and juxtapositions but is always unique and expressive.
Each of these figurative works hopes to capture a bit of that spirit and reference the piano as a symbol of musical style, culture and belief.
media: re-purposed piano keys, feathers, beads and various found objects
sizes: 234w x 30t, 28w x 32t, 36w x 42t, 34w x 33t
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