Please consider visiting the 29th annual Artistry in Wood at the Sonoma County History Museum to view "Roar" by Paul Marini through the 7th of January, 2018. While there, I hope you'll cast a vote in the People's Choice ballot box in the main gallery. Thank you!
|"Roar" © 2017 by Paul Marini|
Last spring I was contacted by a dear friend with an invitation to meet a gentleman who needed assistance painting a life-size Jaguar that he had created from wood. He had never painted before and he was looking for consultation to take his unfinished wood-carved creation and paint it with life-like details, markings and color. This invitation, I gladly accepted.
|Unpainted Jaguar head, carved by Paul Marini, 4/17/17|
|Full body shot of "Roar", created with basswood, by Paul Marini|
|Forearm and claw detail of wood art Jaguar by Paul Marini|
|"Roar" on display in the Artistry in Wood show at the Sonoma County History Museum|
|Paul Marini, wood artist and "Roar", explaining his process|
Paul had additional inspiration for "Roar." Over 4 years ago he suffered a major heart attack while working out at his local gym. Miraculously, some of the folks also working out were first responders. Their quick action, expertise and aide saved Paul's life. Others in the gym jumped into action as well and in the wake of this experience, incredibly deep friendships and loyalty grew. Paul decided to make this piece with the hope of selling it and donating the proceeds to aide first responders and programs to make AED machines and education available and accessible throughout our community. He has already donated an AED machine to the gym where he belongs and hopes to see many more installed throughout the area. Ironically, Cruisin' The Boulevard, Petaluma's tribute to American Graffiti, with whom I am affiliated and in my 5th year as their event artist, is a non-profit group who's major cause is placing AED machines in our community, so good folks surround me and I am blessed.
More images from "Roar" ©2017 by Paul Marini, which is currently on display in the 29th annual Artistry in Wood Show at the Sonoma County History Museum, main gallery, through January 7th, 2018.
|Eye detail from "Roar" by Paul Marini|
|"Roar" head shot including whiskers made from whisk broom, human hair and horse mane|
|Ear detail including real fur donated to Paul by my German Shepherd, Joeseph|
|Final head shot, because it is SO tremendously beautiful ♡|
Life can be filled with miracles and I am grateful when my journey is touched by them.
For information about purchasing this one-of-a-kind, INCREDIBLE wood art Jaguar, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can put you in contact with Paul.