Persian Princess Mourning Her Peacock
DIMENSIONS 13.5" x 9.36" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2013
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
In the hands of Tony Cox, everyday found objects come together to compose deeply personal narratives. His colorful abstractions demonstrate a playful, handcrafted quality while maintaining a spiritual edge - perhaps to make up for the rituals and traditions he feels are lacking in the United States. Attributing his knack for sewing to his grandmother, Cox embroiders with a mysticism that alludes to the religions of Morocco, Spain, and India. In Persian Princess Mourning Her Peacock, the artist uses sock holders, feathers, barrettes, mesh netting, fabric and paint to create a mask-like collage, a prime example from a larger series of work called "Recycled Relations." Cox collects materials from his travels, the results yielding a glimpse of the metaphysical and maybe even the supernatural.
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