Mixed Media - Acrylics, ribbon, fabric trim, found items on stretched canvas
23cm x 30.5cm
From the "Hungarian Rhapsody" series -- a whimsical nod to my own ethnic background, illustrating Hungarian folk themes expressed as musical works. This is two gentlemen in their ethnic clothing. I did not exaggerate the silhouette of the clothing--these are what a woman would call "palazzo pants," so wide they look like a skirt. The derby hats were worn at a very rakish angle, and sported what looks like feathers and small tree branches stuck in the brim. The details varied by county but were intricately embroidered in bright colors.