I wanted to take the self portrait trip a little further. With Medusa I use her hair as the snakes, and a textured wallpaper of lotuses. My thinking was more about capturing a gesture that spoke to me (and hopefully you) of calm supplication. Kind of had a feeling of floating underwater. The mood of the background was trying to capture the same thing. but more honestly i just really wanted to make this thick yet light cascade of flowers raining, swirling behind her, while she was trapped by herself. Still incomplete detailing of hands and face.
Folds was more about being caught up in oneself, not seeing the beauty and hope that actually wraps you. some part of me liked the whiteness of the saree and the redness of the lotuses. this work is half-way done and needs some working on the background and her hands. I want the background to loom darkly, ominously behind her.
Am I succeeding in my attempts girls??
My intention over the next week is to do two more as part of this quartet of self portraits in the Snakes & Lotuses series.