Tiffany Bozic - Air
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24” x 24”, acrylic on maple panel **SOLD**
AIR – hope and fear
‘Air’ is a light and colorful celebration of many of the native creatures living around my house in Marin, CA. Every spring, when hiking in the woods by my house I listen for the sweet and simple song of the sprightly little yellow Wilson’s Warbler. It’s strikingly beautiful song indicates one of the first signs of spring. I painted the bird with it’s bill open, singing its heart out to convey a sense of hope and ambition for it’s long migration ahead. It sits on an oak branch built into the
shape of an Octohedron, known as the fifth elemental geometric form of wood and air.
The Calochortus tiburonensis, the Tiburon Mariposa Lily, is a very rare flower endemic to Marin County, California, where it is known only from one population on Ring Mountain east of Mill Valley, by my home. Underneath the sage green lichen and wet moss, a shy Coast garter snake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris) fearfully hides in the safety of it’s rocky home from the light above. Crawling around the base of the flower is the brilliant Golden Buprestid (Buprestis aurulenta) migrated from the California Sierras, adding a dazzling sparkle to the composition. I tried to construct this image around the Octohedron, symmetrically balancing hope and fear.