Small Bison Box

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This is an interpretation of one of the Crossed Bison of Lascaux as I imagine it might have looked freshly painted 15,000 years ago. Iron oxide and black manganese paint are blown onto the stone, and the outline is emphasized by scraping lines (sgraffito) into the surface; the same techniques used by prehistoric artists. 

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This beautiful weathered 4" x 4" sandstone tile is a light grey with subtle gold. The pigment is earth-based, so this painting could survive for 30,000 years, just like the first cave art.  I don't usually put varnish on my stone paintings, but I put a light spray of archival varnish on this stone so that it may safely be wiped clean and withstand gentle handling. The stone begs to be touched!

The box has an alderwood finish which complements nicely with the stone's colors. The inside is finished in the same alderwood color. The box is 5.5" x 5.5" x 2.25" tall. The space inside the box measures approx. 4.375" x 4.375" by 1.25" tall. Signed on the bottom. 

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