It’s my new fave painting. I can’t even remember what it’s titled. I’m too jet lagged as I sit here typing. (I just got back from Japan…it’s 14 hours ahead of us…ouch!)
But, this piece is something that’s been in my brain for a while and I FINALLY got it out! That’s how many of my pieces begin…I have a vision..I can SEE the colors and the composition. I know exactly what pieces of glass I’m going to use. I know exactly where they are in my studio. I have the whole entire piece planned out in my head. I can’t even wait to get to it. Everyone around me is living a normal life and I have this torment going on in me because there’s this amazing piece of art in my head, and all I want to do is get it out!
The inspiration for it was born of research I was doing for the new Shard Shop I just opened in Destin FL. I was designing the space and was fixated on doing a glassified version of Anthropologie. Go ahead and google their store fronts. They have amazing teams of artists (omg, I would LOVE to be one!!!!) that swoop in and deck out their store fronts with the most unique and thought-provoking materials and style and it always blows me away. I look at some of their designs, and all I can think of is…hmmm..I wonder how that would look with GLASS!!!
So..there was some kind of urchin display, I can’t even dig up a photo…but that spiky urchin got to me…I “saw it”, in my head, in the glass, on a Venetian plaster-type background with thick cuts made into the paint. I “saw” the deepest blues, and the pasty-white setting it off…..that’s what I saw in my head! When I finished the painting, I quickly did another one because I loved it so much and didn’t want to stop! Below is the larger of the two. It’s 48”H x 72”W and hangs in the Shard Shop/Mary Hong Gallery in Destin. The smaller one, 48”x48” is available in the showroom of Lovelace Interiors in Miramar Beach FL.
Cheers to dreams!