Completed: Flashlight / Snakes & Lotuses
Girls, these are the completed works. With Flashlight 1 I was using the symbolic forms of snakes and lotuses (tulips my mom says). With Flashlight 2 I was trying to work in my poems in a non-obtrusive way. With S&L 2 I converted the Madonna figure into a self portrait study, which immediately felt more true to the idea.
Also, here are some thoughts along the way:
1, Objects can tell stories
2. Self portraits can tell stories
3. Blurring between depicting a physical reality and depicting an emotional reality is interesting
4. When looked at as a series – the human subject can be objectified by placing it in a similar context as an object. The converse is also true
5. The female gaze on a female subject might be an interesting view-point (but certainly done before?)
6. Oils restrain spontaneous movements in different directions, but enhance a more thoughtful approach as compared to acrylics
7. mediums influence the way a story is told in a subtle way
Well those are my lessons for the past weeks. I am eager to go off on a self-portrait trip. For some reason I think this will help me take this idea of Snakes & Lotuses further.