A muse, a photographer and an artist all walk into a studio. If you're a regular around here then you already know that my muse is Frankie. Her body is lean and muscular; her eyes big and brown. I recently asked my friend Ken Miner to photograph her for me.
Pretty great photos, huh? I took my favorite one and started painting, collaging and adding found objects on top of the mounted photo. This is what happened.
with Ken Miner
8" x 10"
mixed medium on board
If you'd like to know more about the photography of Ken Miner, you can check him out here:http://www.zuludog.ca/
After years of being a vegetarian, I once ordered a large platter of sushi that came with octopus. The waitress warned me that the octopus was considered "challenging" to eat. It was. It wasn't the texture that bothered me. It was the idea of eating a creature with such high intelligence and a strong sense of playfulness and curiosity. I couldn't do it. In fact, the very idea of it broke my heart.
I just loved a letter I received the other day in the mail in which my friend answered a checklist of what she was currently doing. I was inspired to answer those questions for myself and then to create a piece of art from those answers. It might even be fun to repeat this art project at the end of the year to see what has changed.
Currently I am:
liking: grocery shopping
a new tattoo
Trying: to not be so camera shy
hugging people I want to know
that my heart is broken
organic milk chocolate
Saigon cinnamon in my coffee
Frankie at my feet
This collage is constructed from inchies and twinchies (one inch and two inch paintings), recycled paper and found objects on wood.