Untitled – floating panels

detail, Untitled: Panel 3 of 8: Mixed media and gold leaf on wood panel: Wayfinding, 2007

detail, Untitled: Panel 3 of 8: Mixed media and gold leaf on wood panel: Wayfinding, (c) 2007 Christina Frederick Gasperi

These eight life-sized tromp l’oeil cow skulls float away from the gallery wall, furthering the illusion that they are three-dimensional. Each skull was sketched onto wood panel and painstakingly cut out with a variety of power and hand tools.  The backs of the panels were painted with a glossy red enamel, giving the shadows a warm glow on the wall. This was first shown at the Maufé Gallery in Christiansted, St. Croix in 2007.

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