Starstruck, 2022 by David D.J. Rau mixed-media assemblage on antique slate, 14 x 11 x 3 inches. This out-of-this world assemblage is built on an antique roofing tile (ca. 1795) from New Orleans. Originally mined in Pennsylvania, it traveled via raft on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. A starstruck family of ex-votos, or religious votive objects, is gathered under a full moon (a weathered ball found during one of the artists' long walks between Chester and Deep River). Decorative metallic coins, pins, and glass beads float in the spacey void. The "8" in the lower corner is a signifier of the maker who was born on 8/8. Artwork comes with a black metal stand for easy display.
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