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Diego's Dance With Penguins Painting

Eric Buechel

United States

Painting, Watercolor on Paper

Size: 36 W x 32 H x 0.1 D in

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Google recent article in USA Today: This large mixed media painting (32" x 36"), is one in a series of three I developed after visiting Diego Rivera's masterpiece mural in the Detroit Institute of Arts. I chose to keep only the Rivera Court floor in this particular painting and added these flightless birds into my painting knowing very well these creatures never would have been on Diego's list of allegories. But as in most of my work I wanted to add a deeper meaning then simply something which sparked my interest. Psychological/emotional perspectives: These playful creatures if seen in a dream are said to express frustration in dealing with those who do not have a positive influence around you and Rivera certainty had his difficulty while he painted his murals in Detroit. Another meaning is if there are problems in your life that you have magnified, even though they may not be that serious, a person can manage them and overcome those obstacles. And, if one remains calm, you can expect to be in better control of your surroundings. That seems to fit perfectly with these water dancing fowl and the project that Diego faced with his "Detroit Sistine Chapel Mural". And finally, if these dream were to continue, it could mean that you need to halt what you are doing and take control of the situation presented to you. If you can dig deep and find your inner balance and harmony, you can overcome nearly any negative situation, such as Rivera did with his murals in Detroit.

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Painting:Watercolor on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:36 W x 32 H x 0.1 D in

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National award-winning artist, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, art director & art history lecturer: Artist Statement: My artwork is about change and the many challenges put before me. The obstacles in life are only vehicles that I use to get to another experience. There is nothing permanent except change. Change never comes to me easily and on a vehicle of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. If you change your position and the way you look at something, the things you look at inevitable changes. Short Biography: I grew up in what was, at the time, a rural northern neighborhood in the state of New Jersey, just west of Manhattan. I first acquired my skills from my father, Ernest J. Buechel Sr. who was a talented artist and master ship-modeler born in Koblenz, Germany. After spending much of my early youth studying the works of the masters and working diligently on my craft, I won a scholarship in 1977 from the New Jersey Art Directors Club and went on to attend DuCret School of Art in Plainfield, NJ. During this time I took countless trips to some of the worlds most renowned museums in New York City with pencil and sketch book in hand. Perhaps the most important thing to happen in my life was meeting Dr. Furman J. Finck, the Dean of DuCret and an official presidential portrait painter and author. Under Finck's tutelage and studying Dr. Finck's work at his Manhattan studio, I learned a technique using a Wolff's carbon pencil to draw incredibly detailed portraits. After my studies in New Jersey and NYC I attended Broward College in South Florida and earned a degree in fine art. Soon I was on the way back to New Jersey and Manhattan to start my career as an illustrator, graphic designer and later an art director in both NYC and New Jersey. In 1991 my path yet changed again and I began experimenting with both metals in the electronics field. In particular cathode ray tubes, circuit boards and base metals. On April 14th, 1993 my part-time experimental affords was a feature story on the front page of the New York Times as a pioneer in the field of electronic recycling and later coined e-waste. Later United States Senator Lautenburg would nominate me The New Jersey Pride Award In Science And Technology for my environmental process with the recovery of lead from the glass of a cathode ray tube.

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