Saturday, March 2, 2013

Transformation Mystery

I was thrilled that both my pieces had been juried in to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Continuing Education Programs Annual Juried Student Exhibition. What a wonderful surprise for my mixed-media monotype to be awarded an Honorable Mention, the icing on the cake at last night's artists' reception.

 It is titled Hidden Human Image, the image originating from photographs of our friend Bob which I took many years ago, not only of his face, but his beautiful belly button and the oak leaf tattoo on his pelvic bone.  Those photos became part of the Beautiful Bob photo etching series, including this one, which is actually in the Plastic Club's Small Worlds show which opens this Sunday March 3rd.  

Somehow this image mysteriously transformed, enlarged onto a stiff parchment-like substrate, changed to red, and was sewn in gold thread on to the monotype background.  We miss you Bob.  I'm so glad your hidden human image continues to gaze out at us anew.


Indigene Theresa said...

Congratulations! How wonderful! :)

Linda Dubin Garfield said...

Bravo! Love both renditions of Bob!

Susan Richards said...

Thanks for your encouraging words, Indigene and Linda! Much appreciated!