Category: gold

A color palette can tell a beautiful story as deep as the painting with which is corresponds. It is the fuel, the blood that pumps into the heart of the painting. I have an entire collection of palette pieces available called “Beautiful Accidents.” This is the palette of my current phoenix rising commission. Message me for inquiries or to get yours.

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Cartoon for Saturn by Elihu Vedder, study for the Huntington Ceiling

American, 1893

black, white, and colored chalks with gold paint

Yale University Art Gallery

Cartoon for Mars by Elihu Vedder, study for the Huntington Ceiling

American, 1893

black, white, and colored chalks with gold paint

Yale University Art Gallery

Cartoon for Jupiter by Elihu Vedder, study for the Huntington Ceiling

American, 1893

black, white, and colored chalks with gold paint

Yale University Art Gallery

Cartoon for Mercury by Elihu Vedder, study for the Huntington Ceiling

American, 1893

black, white, and colored chalks with gold paint

Yale University Art Gallery

Gold and Diamond Cuff-Bracelet, Buccellati

Sotheby’s 

It’s hard to communicate how much I love these beauties…

“Lakshmi” and “Indra” are a pair of gold and jewel (diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald) and pearl set horses, standing at 40cm. 

The mare Lakshmi wears a rock-crystal plume, while her stallion Indra’s bridle is topped with a carved emerald. They are inspired by 17th and 18th century Indian horse depictions. 

Both were created by Herbert Haseltine–who was regularly commissioned by British and Indian royalty– in 1949, in this case for the famously glamorous Barbara Hutton. 

The artworks have been featured in a number of books and they carry an estimate of £600,000-£800,000 at an upcoming Sotheby’s sale

Alessandra Maria

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“Labyrinth of the Butterfly”

“The Up-Side of Down” was inspired by a 2009 assault and battery that hospitalized me with multiple facial fractures, severe eye trauma, and a concussion. My signature icon, which I saw flashing in my head during the concussive state, is a key repeating element in this series that represents life growing from death and discovering the positives in negatives.

One of my most intense and intricate paintings to date, “Labyrinth of the Butterfly” started out white and red. Somewhere along the journey I lost my way a bit and was tangled up in the labyrinth. When I emerged, this was the result. Though perhaps not explicitly obvious, this painting is a deep exploration of sexuality. 

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And her love was pure gold…But gold can be melted down and forged into a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.