Saturday, July 31, 2010

Girl On Swing

I've recently become addicted to Bravo's new show, "Work of Art". It's like Project Runway, only the contestants compete to create the best piece of fine art based on that week's theme. I would absolutely love to be a part of something like that, so I've decided to begin a similar experiment with my art group. Every week we will choose a theme which each person will interpret into their own piece of art. We will then post all the finished pieces to be viewed and critiqued. I am most interested in seeing how different people interpret things in different ways- so anyone interested in participating is welcome. This week's theme: FEAR. I have a bunch of ideas, and I think I have it narrowed down to one. My goal is to use my own personal fears to envoke the emotion of fear unto the viewer- without being too literal.

I'm also continuing to work on more pieces for my upcoming shows. This is another burning based on an old family photograph. I love the innocent and pure memory that it captures- I still love swinging on a swing set to this day. I added an 'Alice in Wonderland' element with the mushrooms and red rose gardens surrounding her.