Tarantula Wall Tile
This three dimensional ceramic wall tile is inspired by the tarantula migration that takes place every fall in northern New Mexico. The black arachnid is contrasted by a colorful background of native New Mexican flowers. The brilliant flowers wrap around the edge of the piece onto the sides, creating interest at every angle. The warm color fade reflects a sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.
This piece is made by painting leather-hard clay with underglaze then meticulously carving out every detail with a tiny gouging tool.
The piece is 12" in diameter and 3.5" tall. A built in ceramic hanger on the back of the piece provides easy installation and display.