when i was a very little girl living in iowa my parents gathered all of us little girls into our car and took us to the ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus....45 years later i still can remember the day...
as we began to pull our car up into the open field my eyes danced with my very first view of the 'big top' standing high; calling us to walk into a different life. this life of mystery; smells of sawdust, wild animals and food. colors; of tents, wild lions in their cages and the sparkling costumes worn by what i thought had to be the most beautiful people in the world pulled me in many directions...
this is the first piece in the new circus series of 2013
"the big top"
it is 'loosely' based on an american antique game wheel dated 1930 that originally had a spinner attached. the original piece was priced at $1,800.00. i state 'loosely' primarily for the reason that my piece does not have a spinner attached.
19" diameter - (dart board or penny pitch)
limited edition of 10 pieces, then retired
(if you would like to read more about the inspiration behind this piece please read 'beginning of a new series')