Lascaux Giant Deer Stone Magnet
This is a reproduction of an extinct Lascaux deer called Megaloceros, as I imagine it might have looked, freshly painted 15,000 years ago. Burnt sienna pigment paint is blown and hand-painted onto stone, then I carve in to the surface of the stone to create detail, recreating in miniature the art techniques of the first artists. The earth pigment paint I use can handle direct sunlight, and, with care, could last another 15,000 years!
A smaller version of my wall hanging stones, the magnet is signed on the back to keep up the illusion of being a lost fragment of prehistoric art. It has 5 high strength ceramic magnets.
Airbrush, hand painting and carving on quartzite.
About the stone...
This piece of quartzite is a dappled blend of light terracotta and silver with a bright silver mica shine. I liked how the shape of the stone fit the deer. This magnet measures 3.75" wide by 4.5".