Jan 8, 2013

Light of Memories - WIP

My newest work in progress (WIP) is in response to the tragic shooting in Connecticut last month.
It hit me deeper than any tragic event outside of my bubble.

It's rare for me to go to the drawing board to create a response visually. I think I rather talk it out, but this time there just weren't any words. I didn't know what to do but stare at the T.V. in disbelief.

As an art teacher I tell my students how important it is that we describe our reactions, thoughts, and views through our art. This is how we communicate, and art in the history of our world has provided many things to the public. Insight, education, opinion, radical change, etc....there's so much art does...in all forms!

I had to make a response as an artist.

I started with a girl, then I decided that I was going to make a twin boy as well. They will be two separate pieces, but meant to be together. My goal is to have them done by March or April. The wings are in question right now.

Would you keep the wings or let these children be human?


Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Wow, I honestly think these are so strong on their own that they don't need the wings imho, or maybe just a faded hint of them.

Very poweful pieces, I'm completely enamoured and can't wait to see what you do with them

Karen said...

I agree with Teresa, keep the wings very feint - perhaps "just there", it also covers both options if you're not sure :0
Beautiful work

Alison said...

Oh, please keep the wings! I think it makes a much more powerful and beautiful image. Looking forward to the finished product!

anderyn said...

I like the angel wings, myself, but I think keeping them faint would be the best option. These pieces are just lovely and heart-breaking.