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This piece is part series of work Hochbaum began in 2018. He calls the series "A Solid Friendship". This was a phrase that came to his mind while creating a tribute work dedicated to a dececed close friend.  After scrawling the text into the work he followed up the idea with the 19 part edition of small works.


Each of the small works focuses on a specific person, place, or moment that holds significant importance to thge artist.

They are mixed media collages using techniques like carbon transfers, acrylic painting, inks and pencils. 

All of the works in this series is also coated in Hochbaum's own homemade wax encaustic made from beeswax, dammar, and carnauba wax.


"THE SIGN" is #6 of the group. This work is a reference to both a personal experience of the artist and a nod to a common belief that a falling star is meant to be more than just objects burning up as it enters the Earth's atmosphere.


It is 8" x 6.5"   and is being offered exclusively here, presented in a simple handmade 9" x 7.5" pine frame custom made and stained by the artist.



The Sign

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