My Wild Neighbor the Meerkat

$65.00

This miniature painting is based on a photograph I took of a very serious meerkat on sentry duty at Zoo Atlanta. She was quite suspicious of the humans circling her home. For her portrait, I set her within a Medieval style, acanthus leaf, foliate frame, painted with watercolor and accented by 23k gold gilding and inked filigree on animal skin vellum. While one might not expect a Medieval meerkat, it was quite common during the Middle Ages and Renaissance for all types of animals, real or imagined, to appear woven within such page borders of hand illuminated manuscript books. I decided this precious and dignified, yet whimsical creature warranted her very own fairy tale setting.

This limited edition archival (giclee) print is hand-embellished, signed, and numbered.

4 x 6 inch print (same size as original) on 5 x 7 cotton rag paper
This giclee print has been painstakingly created to capture the transparency of the colors and the brilliance of the metallics as a print of superior longevity.

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This miniature painting is based on a photograph I took of a very serious meerkat on sentry duty at Zoo Atlanta. She was quite suspicious of the humans circling her home. For her portrait, I set her within a Medieval style, acanthus leaf, foliate frame, painted with watercolor and accented by 23k gold gilding and inked filigree on animal skin vellum. While one might not expect a Medieval meerkat, it was quite common during the Middle Ages and Renaissance for all types of animals, real or imagined, to appear woven within such page borders of hand illuminated manuscript books. I decided this precious and dignified, yet whimsical creature warranted her very own fairy tale setting.

This limited edition archival (giclee) print is hand-embellished, signed, and numbered.

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