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Mixed media, 2019

'The Happy Prince’

Based on a short story by Oscar Wilde, “The Happy Prince”, this piece continues my OW cycle - (view ‘The Fisherman and his Soul’) - combining a guitar with a cabinet and amplifier.

Hand carved door panels depicting the Prince and the bird in a art deco manner, finished in gold leaf, slide apart to reveal the guitar. Fashioned from a single piece of stained flame Maple, with a flame Maple neck and figured Ebony fingerboard, this instrument contains a 19th century silver votive heart.

Completing the assembly is an amp by Tommy Aguilar (Apache Amps).