Fauxtomi

Bats Fauxtomi, Acrylic Paint, 3' x 3'. 2016

 
 

I thought about embroidering this design, but I didn't have the patience. I think I made up for it by painting it on the biggest canvas I've ever used (3' by 3').

I saw the Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art Exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles in 2015 and was inspired by the gorgeous embroidery and the fantastic painted animals. I wanted to see bats in this style, so I decided to make my own.