Elegy Print

$375.00

by Sandra Yagi
24″ x 20″ (image) 25 5/8″ x 21.5″ (paper)
archival ink on Moab Entrada rag
2011

Sandra Yagi is a painter who lives and works in San Francisco, California. She attended the University of Colorado at Denver, graduating with an MBA. After 25 years working in at a large financial institution, she bailed out of her job to pursue a full-time art career. Her work is fueled by contemporary culture, weird creatures of the imagination, and a curiosity for the macabre. Her paintings can be found in the collections of Ben Stiller, Paul Ruscha, Axl Rose, Robert Williams, Lee Unkrich and other important art collectors. Recent works may be viewed on her website.

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by Sandra Yagi
24″ x 20″ (image) 25 5/8″ x 21.5″ (paper)
archival ink on Moab Entrada rag
2011

The painting is about the loss of an entire species at the hand of humanity…. in this case, the passenger pigeon, which once flew in huge flocks that blanketed the skies of North America, but went extinct due to over-hunting, by 1914. It was a beautiful bird. I’ve seen taxidermied specimens at the Natural History Museum in London, and the Field Museum in Chicago – all of the stuffed birds had lost the original color. I had to look at old paintings by John James Audubon to see the brilliance of their rust and blue hues. The skeleton in the painting, of course, symbolizes death. Death calls, and the birds are shown coming to him willingly, and there is a loving relationship between death and the birds. I wish that we (humanity) would have shown this species some love.

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 24 in
Medium

archival ink on Moab Entrada rag

Edition

20

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