M. Blair Ligon · Computer Painting · Fine Art Prints · Pietra Dura Series
Limited edition of 5
10.5 x 14", framed and matted to 17.25 x 20" in Motif Ceramic Blue wood
"Photography, which has taken such giant leaps because of technology, is no longer a tool to make art but is the substance of the art itself, and there are some standouts in this show (Durham Art Guild Members Show 2007). I was especially impressed with...M. Blair Ligon's "Pietra Dura #3/5," where he mystically changes images of trees and their watery reflections into architectural lace."
As seen in these juried exhibitions:
Scope: the North Carolina Landscape,
New Works Exhibition
Trading Spaces,Target Gallery,
Pietra dura (durable rock) is an arts and crafts style from the Indian sub-continent that features organic, branching forms and the use of jewels, especially turquoise and lapis. Objects in the pietra dura style are decorated with lace-like forms from the landscape, punctuated by the colored jewels. The artwork “Pietra Dura” takes this concept and turns it on its head, imagining a landscape that echoes the structure of the pietra dura object.
All images copyright 2009, M. Blair Ligon,