Thursday, November 17, 2005

Strength


This probably has little to do with strength. I had trouble coming up with something for this topic, so I delayed until Thursday night.
Strong clothes pin? Strong clothes line? Strong proud giraffe perhaps?

This is a composite of two of my acrylic paintings, made into a collage. The girl is my daughter at about the age of eight. I had scanned or photographed the paintings, then printed them out on matte heavyweight paper, cut them up, and slathered glue and varnish on everything.
It's a bit messy but I wanted to submit something before the deadline.

12 Comments:

At November 17, 2005 7:16 PM, Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Beautiful. Love the mood and the girrafe.

 
At November 17, 2005 7:24 PM, Blogger kay susan said...

Its not messy, its lovely!

 
At November 17, 2005 7:33 PM, Blogger carla said...

I really like the detail on your daughter's clothing...the folds are so beautifully done. It's a sweet image, and then the giraffe in the background just adds that surreal punch. I like that you combined two images. It looks as if she's daydreaming about some fantasy land as she's hanging up clothes. It's really beauitiful!

 
At November 17, 2005 7:36 PM, Blogger Valaine said...

This feels strong to me. My daughter is about to turn eight. She is very strong-willed and wants to do everything herself. ^_^

 
At November 17, 2005 7:41 PM, Blogger delu said...

i like the way you use and mix colors up.

 
At November 17, 2005 9:56 PM, Blogger Urban Convert said...

I too don't know what it has to do with strength, but your work is always so interesting I don't care if you ever follow the theme. Your work really inspires me. Thanks.

 
At November 18, 2005 12:39 AM, Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great detail and color choices.

 
At November 18, 2005 10:00 AM, Blogger Sally said...

Ah, so the truth comes out! You forced your daughter to do laundry while you lollygagged about, doodling and painting. Oh, well, that's why we have kids, right? To do our manual labor for us. I, myself, have my daughter fetch me soda and chips while I lounge in the La-Z-Boy.

I've never seen that painting of your daughter! I can't believe you've been holding out on me. I love it, love the sort of luminesence (however you spell it) of the child.

 
At November 18, 2005 12:06 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

Beautiful

 
At November 19, 2005 12:23 PM, Anonymous whimsical said...

love the subtle nuances which allow us to analyse within our own creative bubbles of thoughts. I'm always thrilled for yr new works to be unravelled.

Thanks for the great work again!

 
At November 19, 2005 6:09 PM, Anonymous Sarah c said...

Well well well...looks like youve just added a little more fuel to the flames of my fame.
I like it lots! I love that you can re-realize old art and make it all brand new. And it is OBVIOUSLY a commentary on the strength and power of detergent, I mean, look at how clean that laundry is! Bravo!

 
At January 02, 2006 8:14 PM, Anonymous catnapping said...

I love your sense of movement and colour...presence.

i wish i could do colour the way you do!

 

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