I’m quite speechless at the moment but feel the need to write about it. I’ll be taking part in another group show: Artprize 2011.
I’m so happy, especially because I created the piece for this show in 2 DAYS… maybe I shouldn’t say it, it sounds un-professional but this is what happened:
Three days before leaving for my well deserved vacation I recieved a mail about this new exhibition, organized by the same glorious duo (Ilaria Pergolesi & Angelo Ribezzi) who let me in my first group show.
I didn’t have anything ready or in progress and was going to send them my mom’s B-day present but it was too big. I started sketching like there was no tomorrow and ended up with this:
My lovely dad bought me the wood to work on and I started painting happily.
Then… disaster. Her hair were driving me mad. I knew I was messing it up.
For the first time I gave up.
Covered it all in white paint and then stared at those blotches of color in terror. What do I do now? As I frantically searched something useful among my sketches I read, or better misread (I’m a mole without my glasses on), a word on an illustration book I was perusing looking for inspiration and the idea boomed in my brain.
I drew and painted and painted and painted. And hoped.
Today I recieved another mail telling me that I was one the lucky artists who made it to the exhibition.
I think I can cry now.
Oh, almost forgot to show you the final piece! Eh eh
The complete title is:
“My Toughts look at me with fishes’ eyes” – Erin Nowadigger
You have to know there’s a series of sketches I’ve been expanding for a year now. They’re all portrait of “weird” female characters who I imagined pose for an interview and the title are answers to a sipme question: “Tell me about what are you’re thinking now in this very moment.” Hence the names. I’ve at least another couple ladies ready for a coat of thick paint. And someday I’ll understand why I feel the need to title everything I’m doing these days using the words “mind”, “thoughts”, “thinking”. Freud where art thou?!