I really like to share work in progress. I like to see other artists work in the in-between stages and love when they post the story as it develops.
So here's how I treated the head/hair and it feels right. Just swept over one shoulder.
Can you see the hinges I used to keep the skirt closed? They are from scrapbooking supplies. Very fun and functional.
All along I have struggled with this piece's shape- long and narrow, strictly straight up and down. So not me. It became about creating texture on the surface both tactile and visual.
I also struggled with content- what was she about, did she have a message, was she merely a study or statement? In contrast to all the other ladies I have conjured up she is highly decorative and well- clothed. So what did that mean? But what do clothes mean anyways? What does our style say about us? How much of our look is dictates of our society and how much truly reflects our self?
And then there was the whole....hole. What was that all about? Recently Kayla brought up a book she's been reading. She loves it, she told me. She plans to read it again and again. I loved it when I was your age, I told her. I read it over and over. The book is called- "The Secret Garden" do you know of it?