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AnachronsAnachronsTM is an on-​going series of art work by Patricia Banker

The title “Anachron” is derived from “icon” and “anachronism.”

The orig­i­nal paint­ings incor­po­rate a mon­tage of images gleaned from hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent sources, rang­ing from ancient to con­tem­po­rary. The tech­nique is a painstak­ing process which com­bines the use of an elec­tronic “paint­brush” with tra­di­tional media and meth­ods. Before a piece is even begun, months of research are spent find­ing inspi­ra­tion and sources of infor­ma­tion. As with tra­di­tional icons, these images are filled with sym­bol­ism — some obvi­ous, some sub­tle. But the style is a mix­ture of peri­ods and cul­tures. A tree, a face, a flower, a ges­ture, or sit­u­a­tion might evoke a well-​known paint­ing. Stark medieval imagery may be com­bined with Victorian sen­ti­men­tal­ity. Many have salient quo­ta­tions incor­po­rated within the design. The pieces are intended to be inspir­ing, whim­si­cal and informative.

Each plaque is mounted on solid renewable-​forest wood (½” thick), fin­ished with an antique patina and touches of gilt, pewter, or cop­per. Also included is an “illu­mi­nated man­u­script” on parch­ment paper ( 8½” x 11″ with 8×10 area for fram­ing) which describes the intrigu­ing details (fact & fic­tion) of the individual’s life, as well as offer­ing rel­e­vant cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal information.

A hanger is attached to the back and each piece is signed by the artist.

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Available in four sizes: Approximately 5 ½ x 7 ½ inches, 7¼ x 10 inches, 10 x 13 inches, & 12 x 16 inches

Please click on an Anachron image below to see a larger image and/or purchase one.

NOTE: Our Anachrons are also available as ceramic tiles. (click)