Young Dancer Stone Ornament
Based on late prehistoric art from southern Spain and Saharan Africa, this painting is my own composition. Rituals were an important part of prehistoric society, and bone flutes are among some of the oldest non-stone artifacts. We will never know what early people’s rituals were, but, where there was music, there must have been dancing! Life in prehistoric times was short and unpredictable, so moments of joy must have been lived to the fullest.
Burnt umber paint is blown and hand-painted onto stone, recreating in miniature the art techniques of the first artists. This pigment paint is light-fast, so with care this stone painting will survive for thousands of years!
About the stone...
This piece of sandstone has a beautiful weathered look and feel. It has bands of silver and gold mica shimmering through it as well as dark grey "freckles". The shape of the stone complements the dancer. The stone is 2.5" x 4.67". The leather thong loop extends another 4.25".