Dragon Season in Santa Fe!
Drakes and dragons of all sizes and colors have descended upon our city. Sharp-eyed visitors will spot the slithery winged serpents in unexpected places. They are on street corners, in shops, and lurking from rooftops. Draped over the façade of a gallery and glaring menacingly at the cathedral across the street, this metal sculpture intimidates locals and tourists. And why have dragons invaded ...?
Celebration! Dragon aficionados are welcomed at the Jean Cocteau Cinema. As in previous years, the theater is showing all of last season’s episodes as a lead up to the new Game of Thrones season premiere on Sunday. Some of us are willing to take on the Iron Throne! I have been a fan of dragons for decades. I created a series of monoprints of the fabulous beasts years before I discovered the wonders of collage.
My dragon in collage (pictured above) was created more recently. I had been thinking of the dragons described in Tolkein's stories, as well as George R.R. Martin's Westros versions. I have my own take on the beasts, somewhat drawing upon the ones I had created as monoprints, decades ago. I found the medium of collage suited to the depiction of shiny scales - the jewel-encrusted torso was fun and challenging.
The original collage is now in a private collection, but I have produced a series of giclee prints, and they hot off the press. They are signed and numbered, printed with archival inks on fine art paper, the image is 8” x 12” on a 11” x 15” page, ready for matting or framing ($50). The dragon is also available as a 5” x 7” greeting card, singly ($4.25) or as a set or 5 ($20); each is blank inside and comes with an appropriate envelope.
In honor of Dragon Season, I am offering all Dragon products at 20% off the pre-tax price. I will be at the Sunday Market with the prints, but I will honor online orders until midnight on Sunday, when all good critters should be abed, even dragons!
Click here to find the Contact Form to order a Dragon Print or any other product.
Meanwhile, I have been working on new autumnal collages. This one was inspired by a storm seen on the road from Albuquerque. In Santa Fe, we are still waiting for our monsoon storms – they usually start around July 1; dark clouds pile up every afternoon threatening to pour, but not a drop falls. Hmmm... maybe I will have to call on the Daenerys Stormborn to provoke the rains to fall.
I have to get back to the easel now and complete some pictures before Sunday (I admit I have been distracted!)
I have no fear of the rain, nor dragons, or even cats. I have sat on the Iron Throne and survived!
I will enjoy the Dragon Season in Santa Fe, and I hope you do too, wherever you are. When you fly into town, give me a call and we will share old tales beside the fire.
Love and Peace
D E C O
Art, news and thoughts from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage
May 1-23, 2021
D' Art Center
740 Boush Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Thurs., May 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
May 6-29, 2021
Las Laguna Art Gallery
577 S. Coast Highway A-1
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
May 17 - July 2, 2021
O'Hanlon Center for the Arts
616 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941