Available for purchase at the Fernie Brae Gallery
The painting – Branching out into a thematic style the artist asks the question “what comes to mind when we think of the Goddess Bast?”. She depicts this in Egyptian theme with the elements of a beautiful mysterious woman, regal cats and hieroglyphs. Painted in acrylic on 18″x24″ canvas.
The mask – Goddesses are mysterious. They may wear many faces, and so Bast might wear a mask of a cat…who is also wearing a mask. The “Bast” mask is crafted of textured paper mache over a sturdy ABS plastic base formed from an original sculpture. It features a solid glitter over-mask, gold beads on its ribbons and a scarab at the forehead under a glass drop.
The frame – The black stain and gilded, hand carved scarabs on this piece work together to give the frame a distinctly Egyptian feel. The gilding on the scarabs has been distressed to allow a hint of the metallic blue basecoat to show through. The frame is constructed of Poplar hardwood in order to strike a balance between weight and strength, and it is finished in durable shellac. There are magnets mounted two locations in the frame to support the mask
hooks either in front of the face or below the frame.