ABOUT: "Dragonflies" is a night setting celebration of Chinatown culture showing in symbols of red lanterns, fireworks and East Asian folklore. A Chinese dragon figurine is hoisted by partygoers as it floats in the air. The subject puts the setting into a classical time of the Roaring 20s as she sips a martini and looks out from under her brunette bob and full lashes. Her dress echoing a flapper girl outfit while she drifts away from the party for a moment of solace.
MEDIUM: This artwork is made from only layers of sepia-toned and colored packing tape on top of acrylic glass. The tape is hand cut by the artist, with no photo reference and no pre-sketch. The LED light behind the sheet of acrylic glass illuminates the different layers, creating different tones.
PROTECTION: All Max Zorn tape artworks are sealed air tight by a sealant and a permanent opaque back sheet behind it to prevent exposure to dust, dryness and humidity. LED lights are low-voltage to avoid any heat, and every artwork has a UV protected acrylic glass in the front. LED frame and CoA included.