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21st Century Renaissance Notecards by Sudie Rakusin
This beautiful set of notecards by Sudie Rakusin includes 8 cards (two each of 4 designs) and 8 envelopes. The cards are reproductions of her original, multi-media paintings on canvas.
Each painting in this series began with a stretched canvas. It was then cut to create an irregular edge. Sudie builds up the canvas with various media, including using papier maché to sculpt a flower that erupts out of the canvas or to create a shape to hold a crystal. a butterfly, feather, the stamen or pistil of a flower. You never know what is going to stand away from the surface of the painting.
“I maximize the interactive elements of the artwork by cutting holes in the canvas, creating pockets, or adding doors that open and close to hide some small, painted treasure. Finally, to finish off the piece, I add beads, crystals, glass, ribbons, fringe, LED or fiber optic lights, or the words of a favorite quote.”
Sudie Rakusin is a visual artist, sculptor, illustrator and children’s book author. Her artwork flows from what moves her: women, animals and the earth.
She creates environments that are lush, rich with color and pattern. Sudie currently resides in Hillsborough, NC, in the woods, on the edge of a meadow, surrounded by her gardens, with her Great Dane, Fiona Fig, and Pitt/Boxer, Marmalade Moon.