Medium: Repurposed Wood Chest
Hand painted Mandala Design
Size: 7.25" high x 15.25" long x 9.5" wide
I was a surprise find for Sarah during a visit to a new little shop in Nanaimo, with her friend Jan. It wasn’t hard to zero in on me, with my beautifully carved body and generous size. My top originally had some sort of raised decoration, which had fallen off. My paint was tired and worn, but not in a good way. Sarah scooped me up and started by freshening me up with a coat of metallic brass paint. I looked quite sparkling and new. Too new, as it turns out. So, the next step was to make me look like I have been around for a century or so. Now I have an ancient patina that belies my age. I was then completed with a one-of-a-kind, hand painted mandala, in bronze and gold, befitting my regal and ancient vibe!