14 December 2008

Little Faces, Little Boxes

Hello Lovelies!

I realize I have missed Mid-Week Magic Hour for the past, oh, two weeks at least. Well, truth be told, I've just been a little busy, as they say. Anyways, I'll make up for it and show you part of what I've been up to...

Drawing Final

What's that you say? It's my drawing final. Granted, it is more of a painting/sculpture/installation piece, but my drawing class is run quite, QUITE loosely. Basically, if it has some portion where there is a line on something, you're good to go. Here are some detail shots of the piece:

Drawing Final

Drawing Final

Yes indeed, it took a little bit o' time. There are 17 gouache portraits of photographs that I took of some people in India during my trip (which was almost a year ago! I can't believe it!).

Drawing Final - Detail 2

Drawing Final - Detail 3

I painted the faces on tracing paper so that when mounted on the window, the light would shine through and give their faces an ethereal quality. I then made each portrait an origami box out of butcher paper to surround it. After a few snip snips and one very late night, I finished. Now all the boxes are sitting awkwardly inside a plastic "Have A Nice Day" bag. Hmmm...

Anyways, I went to the Holiday Craft Fair at Divine Studio today! It was so inspiring and amazing. I bought an adorable fox clock from Sesame Letterpress! What a nice day. Now I am working on my sculpture project, which is going to be odd. Let's just say it involves a lot of unflavored "clear" gelatin and black plastic vertabrae. I'll leave it at that.

Until next time...


dana said...

Your drawings are beautiful and I really love them floating as if they were the people living in the building through the window...I don't know that you intended that, but the effect is very ethereal...very nice!

Claire said...

beautiful, lizzie!!

Barbara Eisenstein said...

How did the jello go? I forgot to remind you that you need to cool the second layer before pouring it. Did you do that?

Anonymous said...

Haunting and beautiful!