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Pech Merle Horses Stone Magnet

Pech Merle Horses Stone Magnet

This is a small reproduction of one of the nearly life size horse paintings from the beautiful cave of Pech-Merle in the Lot valley of France. Although prehistoric, this horse is painted in a surprisingly modern abstract way. My idea was to make it look as it did freshly painted 20,000 years ago. Iron oxide red and black manganese paint are blown onto stone, then I hand paint details, recreating in miniature the art techniques of the first artists. The earth-based paints I use are light-fast and, with care, should last another 20,000 years!

  • About the magnet...

    The stone is a slate that is mainly creamy white with a stippling of terracotta. This magnet measures 3" wide by 4.25" high. 

    The magnet is signed