Introductions Tapestry Blanket

Bethany Britz Introductions
Bethany Britz Installations
Bethany Britz Mural-Sized Drawing
Bethany Britz Introductions
Bethany Britz Installations
Bethany Britz Mural-Sized Drawing

Introductions Tapestry Blanket

135.00

The drawing "Introductions" is made int a 60"x72" tapestry-style blanket! Shown here hung as a wall piece, this beautiful product is soft and cuddly enough to become a favorite throw cover. Machine washable. 

The first in my series, Peacocks of Vista, Introductions shows a woman standing in a garden next to a peacock, who sits atop a rock; below the peacock is a squirrel, who shares some of the peacock’s intrigue with the woman – but is more comfortable a little further out on the edge of reach; and in the background, watching from a window, two cats watch the meeting in the garden happen.

At the time of creating this allegory, I wanted to cultivate a specific, technical facility: the peacock represented the spirit of mastering this skill – I wanted him to read as being something not-quite-wild, something that might either visit a person or not visit a person, depending on how well he is treated. He is not domesticated. He owns a prerogative.

Considering the peacock’s conditional companionship to be a median, the other animals offer the end points to a spectrum of emotional commitments. The cats are totally committed, mind and soul, in exchange for guaranteed food and shelter. The squirrel might or might not have a good year, independent of hand outs, depending on his own initiative and planning.

I enjoy the way that the allegory is distributed throughout the quadrants of the composition. Each quadrant is anchored by an element of the story.

This is a very large, mural-sized drawing in a limited pallet – while the scale is very impressive, the arrangement of neutral colors within the image integrates easily into contemporary, interior décor.

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