What Love Does

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What Love Does

225.00

What Love Does reflects on how the experience of new love takes us out of the humdrum regularity of life and spins us into a distinctly new kind of space with our beloved.

The lovely shell images that dominate the piece are beautiful, but each one stands in lonely isolation.  Yes, the routine is occasionally broken up by something different - a real shell, a button, a snap - but the pattern is clear and unrelenting and solitary.  

And then!  Along comes a connection between two creatures of the same tribe (sweet little dancing octopi in this case), and a new kind of space suddenly opens up.  A space with a little extra sparkle (hence the gold foil centers I added to the octopi), where isolation is relieved by connection and stillness gives way to movement and the sweetness of play.

So, yeah, that's what love does.

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Size (Framed):  23"H X 19" W X 1.5" D

Materials:  Collage/paint on canvas; background papers and shell images from vintage Japanese shell book; buttons and snaps; gold foil; tissue paper; "What Love Does" text from vintage children's bible study book; shells; other assorted papers and ephemera.

What Love Does is shown here in a natural, unpainted wood frame and is wired to hang.  If you would prefer to purchase the piece unframed, or have any other questions please contact Sara at sara@sarasaltee.com.

Like all Sara Saltee collages and assemblages, this is a one-of-a-kind piece that will not be duplicated or reproduced.