Lascaux Reindeer Stone Ornament
This is a reproduction of a Lascaux reindeer as I imagine it might have looked, freshly painted 15,000 years ago. Raw umber paint is blown onto the stone. In some places I use my hand as a mask just as cave artists did, recreating in miniature the art techniques of the first artists.
Smaller versions of my wall hanging stones, these are sized to fit on a tree, window shade pull, lamp base, you name it. They are painted on the front only, with a "d"-ring attached to the back and a leather cord included. It is signed on the back to keep up the illusion of being a lost fragment of prehistoric art.
Airbrush, hand painting and carving on French Vanilla slate.
About the stone...
This ornament measures 3.375" wide by 3.5" high with a leather cord that extends up another 4.5". The stone is a piece of French Vanilla slate that is dark cream with some dark grey mineral "freckles".