Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mini Class at Luna Retreat

This is the mini class I am doing at the retreat in Reno being held by Jean Bernard and Sherry Goshon. It is filled with all sorts of techniques as they will be using Paverpol, learning how to do bleeding ink technique, distressing on paper and other techniques. Everyone will be making there own style mirror and tehre are some awesome ideas already in the works from the participants. I can't wait to see what they create!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Chaos-Memorial to 9/11

This is canvas that I started some time ago and put away and have come back and got consumed working on for the past couple of weeks. All of the sudden it spoke to me to be a tribute to 9/11 victims. Beng a New Yorker we all know at least one person who was killed in these attacks.
This is a 16x20 canvas the middle face is a fibre mache mask. The surrounding abstract is all done with dyed paper towels that have ben dipped in paper towels and then drybrushed afterwards,
The middle face represents a figure dressed in a burkah. Then there is faces flowing all over representing all the innocent souls that have perished. There are pockets in between the dyed paper towels that you see the white canvas this represents the unfinished business these people left behind in their lives, The gold color in the background represents the Heavenly Light. I purposely did not use smooth faces as wanted to show the emotions of what happened but also used different faces showing different emotions.There is also some cracled spotson the canvas that stand for the fragility of life.
I am not sure if I will ad something in the space at the bottom as I keep getting the feeling to add a cripture or other quotation. But havent found something yet that I am comfortable with. This was a piece thatsome may not understand but to me it took me in a way I never thought it would.
This piece is dedicated to the memory of Mr. Fumando and all who perished on this unforgettable day. May they have Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory!