Dionysos was the god of the grape harvest, wine making and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. This is my tribute to the brilliant sculptors who carved in intaglio, in miniature, in metal, the dies from which the Greek city state coins were struck for many centuries. Created in plasticine, taken through a plaster waste mold to produce a master (in the days before cold-pouring rubber), then a flexible mold - finally cast in epoxy. 3.5" (9 cm) diam.
Original silver coin (0.8" diam) was struck in Sybrita, Crete c 360 BC. This is the reverse side of the coin pictured at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/hermes-2-patricia-howitt.html
2013 NZ Children's Art House Foundation Award to The NZ Artist Contributing Most to Children. - for Illustrations for "Taketakerau, The Millennium Tree".
2013 Listing in the Storylines 2013 Notable Books List - Notable Non-Fiction Category; - for "Taketakerau, The Millennium Tree".
2012: NZ Listener Top 50 Children's Books (worldwide) for 2012 - for "Taketakerau, The Millennium Tree" .
2012 : Children's Book Award, Ashton Wylie Book Awards - for "Taketakerau, The Millennium Tree"
2001 : Winner - Design - road signs for Twin Coast Discovery Highway NZ.
1999 : Winner - Telecom Art Award (Northland Region NZ).
1998 : Finalist - Telecom Art Award (Northland Region NZ).
Visit the 36 illustrations for...
Shop with Confidence (Fine Art America Return Policy)
Our return policy is very simple:
If you're not happy with a purchase that you made on FineArtAmerica.com, for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days of the order date. As soon as it arrives, we'll issue a full refund for the entire purchase price. Please note - Fine Art America does not reimburse the outgoing or return shipping charges unless the return is due to a defect in quality.