Based on the original art of famed 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius, this print features the constellation map of Aquarius. The original work is burned into a section of traditional buckskin and painted using primitive tools and pigments, it's actually 3D!
A perfect gift for the astronomy or astrology fan in your life!
The buckskin map is roughly 11x14 in size. Display case not included.
Art is copyright © Kfir Mendel
About Buckskin Pyrography:
Traditional buckskin is an ancient material. Its use dates back tens of thousands of years, and the principles and methods of making it have not changed much in all that time. Neither has its usefulness, luxurious texture, and high quality.
When buckskin is burned on, its unique qualities lend a 3-Dimensional surface to the art. In order to take full advantage of this aspect and make the artwork "pop", I recommend oblique lighting be used (This creates shadows which give depth to the piece).
A side effect of the process of making traditional buckskin is that it can smell strongly of smoke. Smoking the skin is the last step in the tanning process. It makes the skin water resistant and also gives it its trademark color, ranging from light yellows to dark browns.
The smell of smoke is normal, and many people enjoy it, equating it to the smell of a campfire.
Please understand that your art piece will smell of smoke, but while inside its display case the aroma will be minimal. This will also protect the art and ensure it lasts for many years to come.
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