Clay, oil & acrylic paint, 24K German gold
"Winged Oryx Perfume Jar is something of a companion to The Winged Deer. Art and natural history have always merged in human consciousness in the
form of art--in the form of magical explanations, mythical animals."
Gretchen Ewert's hand-rubbed, clay pieces evoke the mythic connection of nature to man. Her pieces recall primitive and religious artifacts, often adorned with animal figures as such that in the Winged Oryx Perfume Jar.
The exotic beauty of the oryx is exquisitely manifested in Ewert's piece. A gentle presence, the oryx calmly relaxes on its perch, renewed with glistening wings upon its back. Extending down into the grander appendage of the jar, German gold transcends to the painted surface of the clay; a smooth, dark hue and onto a succulent burgundy. Ewert's organic imagination is an admirable balance of natural grit amidst the palpable luster of an exquisite work of art.
• 10" (25.40cm) length
• 10" (25.40cm) width
• 25.75" (65.41cm) height
• One of a kind