This is the little doll baby that is being 'birthed' from a gaping hole in a word-covered male torso. Which is wrapped with barbed wire. And the words all over the torso are all about violence, hurt, and anger. The shadowbox is being made so now I must wait and resist the urge to play with what is done.
The doll doesn't have any eyes- instead, she has two words on her eyelids: blind faith
What you can't see are the three hands holding the wound open- a doll hand at the end of a gun, a doll hand at the end of an operating instrument, and a doll hand at the end of a snake.
I don't know what this shadowbox is going to be called. It is going to be my submission for the 2009 Juried Show.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I spent a few hours looking at Henrik Drescher's website, hoping for some inspiration.
I sawed a mannequin in half- seemed like a good idea at the time- so now what?
I'm trying to get ready for the Juried Show at the Thames Art Gallery. I'm stuck.
Maybe I need a bag of Gummy Bears- they seem to get me thinking.
I could probably use a new pair of shoes while I'm out, too......
Maybe I'll just go shopping.