Seattle Frieze #5

seattle-frieze-5-front-victoriafosterharrison.jpg
seattle-frieze-5-left-victoriafosterharrison.jpg
seattle-frieze-5-right-victoriafosterharrison.jpg
seattle-frieze-5-front-victoriafosterharrison.jpg
seattle-frieze-5-left-victoriafosterharrison.jpg
seattle-frieze-5-right-victoriafosterharrison.jpg

Seattle Frieze #5

120.00

"Seattle Frieze #5" - a small scale encaustic collage.

As I walk the streets of downtown Seattle, it’s as if I am walking on air.  I can’t walk the streets without looking up and around.  Like many cities, Seattle is rich with carved architectural friezes –  relief ornamental bands in panels, balusters, posts and wainscoting - that embellish structures built in the early 1900’s.  These decorative patterns made of cut stone, glazed terra cotta or bronze, catch my attention and don’t let go. With Art Deco, Celtic and Beaux Arts influences, ornamental motifs include interlacing geometric forms and patterns with diamond, floral, sunburst, acorn, animal, chevron, spiraling vines and sprouting leaf elements.  This all makes me drool. My imagination is wildly happy and makes my feet dance.

This artwork is attached to a wood cradled panel.  Pricing includes shipping to the continental USA.

Add To Cart

"Seattle Frieze #5 - a small scale encaustic collage.

For the process of creating this original artwork, I incorporate a rustic photograph-on-silk of one of these decorative elements and combine the band with stripes cut from original encaustic prints (one-of-a-kind prints created with pigmented beeswax and paper) to create a collage on panel, uniquely based on Seattle architectural history.