Saturday, November 14, 2009

In Art We Find Truth

Watched this video on 20/20 last night. Not sure about the message it sends about domestic violence. I think she is saying that in the moment of passion when when you know you should run but stay it is like playing Russian Roulette with your life.
I want to shine a light on domestic violence against women and children in this country.
It is a very complex subject matter and I think it is importat to present as many views as I can.

Here is Rihanna.

I Believe In Magic

Worked on this image until three a.m.

Still not satisfied. I need to replace the hand image with something else. Will post it here and maybe inspiration will come or perhaps someone will have a suggestion.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More Inspiration from Music

I think this is one of my new favorite artists Christina Aguilera. When I saw her do "Mans World" at the grammys my mouth was open in amazement.
Just found this video and I'm sure I can create something beautiful from the words of this song.

I know this is not a music blog but nothing puts me in the mood to create more then a moving song/performance.

After watching several of Christina's music videos I was surprised to find that her earlier work was about growing up in an abusive home. After listening to this song I was brought to tears.
So personal and painful yet so true for children all over the world. This is a cause very close to my heart.

House of the Rising Sun

For over a year now I have been contemplating creating a series of art works based on music that has well trying to find the word, haunted me I think. Songs I have listened to at least a hundred times and never tire of.
One song is "House of the Rising Sun". A lot of the music is from the 60's -70's.
Decided to research and try to find any other art inspired by this song and was delighted to not only find an artist but the writer talking about the song and well click on the link and see what you think.

This is one of the best versions I have heard from a bank called "The Riverdogs" other then the original track by the Animals.
Purchased it from iTunes! Wish the video showed the actual performance.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Keeper of Lost Souls

A new collage. No matter how hard I try I can't get away from angels and cemeteries. If you think about it a cememtery has so many stories to tell and a lot of dark secrets!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Baby Jane

My last post started me thinking about the movie Baby Jane and for the fun of it decided to see if there might be a video on utube. I found an amazing one to share. They don't make movies like this anymore! I now need to create a piece of art from inspiration from this movie.

Here is the link for now but will see if I can figure out how to get more high tech and embed it.

Enjoy and please leave a comment!

Found found another vide.
I may try to be Baby Jane for Halloween and sorry to say it wouldn't be that much of a stretch! Just a little heavy eye makeup, dress and a blonde wig. Perfect!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Artist

I was browsing local events and noticed this artist would be performing at the Orange Peel this week in Asheville. I looked her up and was totally mesmerized by her story. Her last video reminded me of Betty Davis and done sort of like the movie "Blue Velvet". Haunting.
She was a drug addict in her youth and her journey and struggle is candid and heartwrenching.
A lesson for current and future generations to learn from.

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Moved to the mountains of WNC about ten years ago. I started doing art full time about three years ago. I have two grown daughters, four grandchildren, four cats and a significant other.