Stone topped wood box with Lascaux Deer painting

Stone topped wood box with Lascaux Deer painting

This is an interpretation of one of an extinct Giant Deer of Lascaux as I imagine it might have looked freshly painted 15,000 years ago. Iron oxide and black manganese paint are blown onto the stone, and the outline is emphasized by scraping lines (sgraffito) into the surface; the same techniques used by prehistoric artists. 

 

This beautiful weathered 6" x 6" slate tile is grey with subtle gold. The pigment is earth-based, so this painting could survive for 30,000 years, just like the first cave art.  I don't usually put varnish on my stone paintings, but I put a light spray of archival varnish on this stone so that it may safely be wiped clean and withstand gentle handling. The stone begs to be touched!

The box has a redwood or rosewood finish which complements nicely with the stone's colors. The inside is finished in black velvet. The box is 7.25" x 7.25" x 2.375" tall. The space inside the box measures approx. 6.125" x 6.125" x 1.5" tall. Signed on the bottom. 

 

  • About the box...

    The box has a redwood or rosewood finish which complements nicely with the stone's colors. The inside is finished in black velvet. The box is 7.25" x 7.25" x 2.375" tall. The space inside the box measures approx. 6.125" x 6.125" x 1.5" tall. Signed on the bottom. 

    There is a magnet closure inside the front and brass hinges in the back.
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