Watercolor painted stone mounted on finished walnut, 10.5"x13"
Inspired by museum exhibits. I created an aged-looking sarcophagus mask and paired with a framed description, along with a gold tag detailing the queen's reign and a picture of the queen, herself. It reminds me of a piece that could be found in an excavation of Egyptian royal tombs.
Lonnie Q. Ingram
My passion has always been wire. To me, wire is form incarnate. Starting with wire as thin as sewing thread and what I often hear are the patience of Job, because it can take up to a week to complete a project, I create 1-12-inch-high miniature works of art. I use individual and sometimes, combined lines of wire to give my work depth and weight. While creating, I feel as if I'm drawing in mid-air. As if my hands were the assembly line at a factory, I patiently work and develop the wire into not so much art, but the subject matter, itself. Using my self-taught technique, I can create a simple monkey hanging in a tree to the most elaborate of cityscapes. Folks often wonder how I know when I'm done. Well, I am the first to view all my new works. So, when I can no longer recognize my medium as wire, I know the project is complete.