Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Portrait of the Artist

In December there will be an exhibiton titled "Portrait of the Artist" on the Virtual Tart website. I knew I wanted to enter but I was completely stumped for quite a while on what I would do for my submission. I kept thinking 'self portrait' which is definately not my strong point! As it turned out the answer was right under my nose..or rather right in front of me in my art stash! Some things are just too obvious to see at first:)
Two things lead to me realising what it was I needed to do. One thing was the comments Alicia recieved about her contribution to my Labyrinth book. The pages were so very nest like and everyone kept saying- "That is sooo Lisa!" They were right of course!
The second thing was Seth questions and answers for his artists call out. When I answered them I realised that my art dosn't just reflect what I like, as in birds and nests and recycled things, it also reflects who I am.
I'm so very pleased with this self discovery! (And that's all I am saying about that for now...)

I'm also only revealing a peek of what I have done for Dale's exhibition which opens at the start of December...I'll post the full piece on my blog then.


This piece is due next week, I started 3 nights ago! Talk about cutting it fine!

After I created this I realised that it wasn't actually the first time I have attempted a self portrait in this way...

Self portait in 2008. How things have changed! You can see the original post with  my thoughts and your comments here.

7 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

love your self portrait Lisa! in a way all the work we do is a self portrait isn't it? xx's

John M. Mora said...

great legs

Kim Palmer said...

Wow hasn't your style evolved over the timeframe Lisa! I love both though. I can't wait to see what you have done, I also struggle with the self portrait themes. I seem to find me the hardest of all to define for some reason! Can't wait to see hwat you have created but I'm so lovin that wonderful wire you have there and all those wee stitches and fabrics!

Debrina said...

This is just marvellous, Lisa!!!The colours are splendid and it is very you! Am I too late to submit? I hadn't heard of this call for submissions. I'll have to pop oin over and have a looksie!!

layers said...

I submitted my self portrait to Dale yesterday.. and you are absolutely right-- a self portrait does not have to have your face in it to get the essence of who you are.

Mick said...

Peek-a-boo! I see you!

ArtPropelled said...

I agree with Cat. Most of the work we do is a self portrait. Love the peek for Dale's exhibition!