Photo & Encaustic Bees Wax on Wood Panel
8 x 8
Please Note: Artwork purchased from “A Durable Nature” will not be shipped until the end of the show (June 27).
1 in stock
Tobacco tags are small, tin, identification markers that date from around 1880 to 1930. Used by growers to brand their individual dried tobacco leaf products, these small tags are usually less than an inch in size. There are believed to be some 20,000 different unique styles many of which feature color lithograph images of an animal or person. Each has their fancy name for the chewing tobacco. It is my own dark sense of humor that has re-imagined these tags as markers for the “sixth extinction”. Perhaps I might better refer to them as “Wildlife Protection Markers for the 21st century”. The edited engravings are from numerous 1800’s publications.