Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Statue of Flibberty
(for Creative Therapy, Crazy Amigos, and Created By Hand) 14 " X 14" mixed media on canvas; available at The Gilded Lily.
This piece is started with a photo of my wig-head sculpture Ava and a recyled painting that I wasn't terribly pleased with. (You can see Ava as Catrina here.) After I sanded and roughed up the background to make some of the other elements disappear, I painted the rest of the background with colors of the same intensity as the remaining red and yellow that you can still see. The I glued on an enlarged a photo of Ava and painted her orange, deepening the hue with ink and charcoal. I thought I'd give her a crown and make her queen, but then I noticed the resemblence to Our Lady Liberty, so I decided to go with it. I added a few flourishes and doodles to balance the bright white in the crown and there she is: Ava in yet another incarnation!