SUBMISSION: Great Great Apes by Tina Brunetti

ENDANGERED: Fine Art & Photography Contest 2017 Submission.

Great Great Apes by Tina Brunetti. All Rights Reserved.

Intense love and respect for animals and nature compels this artist's vibrant colorful creations depicted through the application of mixed media on textured surfaces. Her goal is to communicate to the world the importance of ecological balance between humans and mother Earth through her artwork. Her latest artistic exploration involves the application of alcohol ink to all sizes of upcycled pieces of sheet metal. She wire brushes and grinds the metal to add a texture and shine that results in multi-patterned light refractions that has her patrons mesmerized and wondering how she creates these unique effects. The transparency of the ink lets the metal shine through and the process of layering pigments produces textures that make her favorite subjects, animals and their personalities, come to life. Tina also paints with acrylic media, creating texture with applications of sand and glue or weaving canvas strips into the canvas.

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