Mixed Media
24” x 24” x 9 3/4”
  Jordan David Dauby
Artist / Printmaker

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For several months I was contemplating about how to incorporate into my work various items from nature which I frequently collect. I’ve previously used sticks, twigs, and bark as integrated portions of works, but how would larger realistic items, such as a bird nest, combine with my own style of abstract landscapes? It is said that resolutions often come in dreams. It came to me one night that my art style could surround, decorate and highlight any item or series of items from nature.

It was equally becoming apparent to me that if we continue to abuse, neglect and overuse nature, such collected remnants might very well become ‘relics of nature,’ and my decorating of them might be seen as reliquaries in some manner. Hence began my ‘Nature Memory Box’ series and works like this one which is simply called “HOME.” Here a bird nest, presented within a simple open box held by a branch fragment, is decoratively surrounded by folded sections of a lithograph and serigraph combination to which has been added acrylic paint and washes. I chose a fibrous fabric stretched over canvas to balance the background with the bird nest.