Tuesday, July 6, 2010
"Emily" - A Work In Progress
I have found that some artwork comes together on its own as if it were meant to be. Sometimes it's necessary to work a little harder. My last doll piece, "Jane" is an example of the first kind of art. My current project, "Emily" is the second kind.
When I first saw Emily in the antique store, I thought she was pretty scary and I wasn't sure she'd even make the final cut of dolls for the upcoming show. However, the more I pushed her colors and played with her photo, the more appealing she became to me. And this is the photo adaptation that I chose to use for the collage.
I printed her out on watercolor paper (cold press) and she sat around in my studio a few days. Tonight I decided I needed to get working on the final project. The more I looked at her against different papers the more I felt she yearned to be free. Her background was imprisoning her. So... I got the scissor and cut her free and found that I could breathe a little better and that's when her name came to me.
Then I started playing with the papers in earnest and I think I've come up with the basics.
But now I'm stumped for window dressing and I started to go through all my drawers of paraphernalia and just started throwing things at her to see what would stick. I have no idea where she's going next. Hopefully something will gel soon.
Posted by Kristeena Crabb at 10:15 PM