Monday, January 1, 2007

Angst of the Artist. I created this tongue-in-cheek piece for a fundraiser. Artists were supplied with a plywood mask form and asked to build a piece from that. I pretty much hid the mask behind feathers made from painted canvas, and attached a wood doll to the front. The doll represents the artist, offering her work to the viewer. Her wings represent her wish that her work soar, but behind the feathers, in the eye holes of the mask, are two polymer clay faces which reveal self-doubt and insecurity. I meant for this piece to poke fun at myself and other artists and in a larger sense, to help us to remember that while the creation of our art may be personally satisfying, it ain't a solution for world peace and it ain't a cure for cancer. SOLD

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