I had hoped, later, would be during the first visit to see the Ark with my family. You see, the secret touch was the hidden addition of the names of my wife, Marcia, and daughter, Hannah into the artwork. But that's not quite how it happened. More on that later.
Lots of artists hide things in their artwork and in the past I’ve hidden Marcia’s name on covers of books I’ve illustrated. See here. But this time I was excited for the opportunity to hide hide Hannah’s name too!
When you look at my illustration of a fairy tale type Ark, find the elephants and the lions. The trunk of the female elephant is the location for Hannah’s name. And the jawline of the female lion is the location of Marcia’s name. Each of these animal's mates are looking at the hidden names.
|Can you see "Hannah" |
in the female elephant's trunk?
|Can you see "Marcia" in the jawline of the female lion?|
Then in mid-August my family and I visited the Ark, and I saw the actual art as it was used in the exhibit and it wasn't quite what I expected. The exhibit was very nice, but the print of my art was too small for the details of the tiny hidden names to be seen! Nobody could see it.
Oh well, It’s still a fun bit of information to share with people even though I have to add the part about the fact that the names can’t be seen. :-)
|Here they are! Really!|