“Spade shovel” is a painting in mix media: ink and acrylic on paper and wood.
I created it as part of a series called “Collection of tools”, a series of illustrations in mixed media inspired on tools that people in the trades have been using to work for years. Objects of art that can help to create new objects, to create ourselves, to create our stories. This series was created early in 2016 and shown at a venue in Portland Oregon during the month of July.
Measurement: 14.5″ inches by 7.25″ inches
Tool : a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function / that with which one prepares something / a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task / something (as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation or necessary in the practice of a vocation or profession / a piece of equipment that you use to help you do a job, esp. something that you use with your hands to make or repair something / A tool is also anything that helps you to do something you want to do.