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Tattoo Painting Series Finished… at last!

I started a series of miniature acrylic paintings about a year ago and am happy to say they are finally finished! They are 9 canvases in all and done entirely by hand, without using trace lines underneath, to maintain a “primitive art” feel, raw and untamed.

The inspiration for this series was African tribal scarification, which leaves bumpy scars on the skin’s surface, like a texture. Many of the patterns used for scarification (dots or lines) are evident throughout the series, but I expanded them to include other forms of  “decoration” since I realized that so many different objects used to adorn the body are also similar in shape, texture and form. Some of the paintings are reminiscent of Masai beaded jewelry and also Henna designs, used by many of the Islamic and Hindu populations of Africa. Each object, design, tattoo, form and shape comes together to accomplish one goal: beautification and adornment of the human body…. to celebrate its mystery and it’s unique beauty!

While I do not wish to sell the originals shown below, I am selling this series on commission. Available on gallery wrapped canvases, at any size you require. prices will be based on canvas size and design/s chosen and will include labor and materials. shipping based on client location. If interested please feel free to send me a message by going to my website’s contact page:  http://madmatatus.com/contact.html

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Large Framed Print Spring flowers Matatu’s T-Stop

Spring is here! Crocus flowers coming up through the snow

Large Framed Print > Framed Art > Matatu’s T-Stop.

 

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Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop

cute! zebra in a bag!

Cute little baby zebra in a hot pink tote bag! stylish black and white stripes with pink bow and a heart shaped silver charm

Zebra in a Bag Kids Light T-Shirt > Zebra in a Bag > Matatu’s T-Stop.

 

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Jungle Fever Zebra Tote Bag > Jungle Fever Zebra > Matatu’s T-Stop

Jungle fever tote bag

Take a walk on your wild side! from t-shirts to bags; mugs to caps! his design is for the zebra lover in you!

Jungle Fever Zebra Tote Bag > Jungle Fever Zebra > Matatu’s T-Stop.

 

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Made-Up Beer label gear!

Teehee!!!! my latest cafe press gear features a made-up beer company label to remind you of the warm tropics this winter! hey, summer’s around the corner right????? I got tees, bags, caps, coasters, wall clocks and yes…. undies!!!!

 

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What’s the Hype about Valentines Day anyways????

not everyone likes or wants to celebrate Valentines day…..

New! Anti Valentines day humor

V-Day my A$$

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2010 in Design

 

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No date for V-day???

Drink your sorrows away with one of my custom designed Stein mugs on Cafe’ press! Available in both English and Italian, “The University of Drunkenness… Bibamus! Moriendum est!”

A whole range of products are also available with this design, in both languages, such as tees, hoodies, sigg water bottles, BBQ aprons, boxers and thongs…. the list goes on… you’ll only find out if you visit my shop on Cafe’ Press!!! The best place to find original, custom designed clothing and gifts for any occasion, any mood, any need!

(graphics and design copyright Francesca Cornell, 2009, all rights reserved)

Mad Matatus Tee Stop!