Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I made this as part of an assignment. I'm currently studying 'Art, meaning and myth' and the assignment was to create a piece of art that shows the change from child to adult. Not necessarily the change it self but that the transformation has occurred.
I created a book from two canvas boards and collaged it with nursery rhymes and the butterflies (getting great mileage from that book! lol) I used lace as my 'hinges' to join both canvases together. I am not very happy with the finishing on this, I should have wrapped the paper around the sides and I actually damaged the canvas slightly with my craft knife trying to trim it off...as you can imagine I wasn't too stoked about this!
It would be unrealistic of me though to expect to make something like this out of my head for the first time without any boo-boo's though so I'll put it down to experience!
Going from butterflies to birds...my favorite subject as you know! Mick Mather a talented artist/ blogging friend has started a new birdhouse series which I am going to enjoy I'm sure!
Thankyou all for your comments on the boat painting (special thanks to Mick for good advice!) and on Piwakawaka. They are sweet, tiny birds in real life and deserve a bright and fun background!
Were expecting a storm tonight, so far it's 2 hours over due so I had better flick the computer off soon and avoid any nasty power surges! Hope your all well and warm! (Dry too!)