Sunday, February 17, 2013

Humpty Dumpty Adieu 2009/2013

 Humpty Dumpty 2009
Painted Over 2013

I did Humpty Dumpty in 2009.  It captured perfectly the Humpty Dumpty in all of us(note: my face on Humpty):  precarious, proud, confused as he starts to topple.  I especially loved the bilious background, a color combination that speaks of sea sickness and being out of balance, but quite beautiful.   Alas, Humpty sat in my storage for four years and last week I pulled him out and covered him up. The only evidence of Humpty is the shape of the figure under the green-you can faintly see his head and his raised arm, the rest is  swallowed by the paint. Humpty will become the ground for a new piece, which is of course, is yet to be determined. Because I am so enamoured of the new painting, it may cause trouble when I go to form the image, and it may also have to be sacrificed(painted over) to appease the greedy art gods.

*For those of you who consider yourselves to be true and die hard Holly Roberts fans, I am posting a link to a short(well, not really short,it's 30 minutes)video produced by Catherine Edelman of me talking about my work in my most recent show with her.  http://www.edelmangallery.com/artiststalk.htm

3 comments:

  1. Holly,

    Thank you for your video. It was, for me, a feeling of comraderie. Throughout I thought, "That is how I think." "I have those happy accidents, too." Thanks for explaining your work. Since I discovered your blog I keep returning weekly. :-)

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  2. Love your work - really great interview too.

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  3. I've had a wonderful, inspiring morning today with you in my house for half an hour!! I LOVED watching you and hearing you and seeing your work.
    It was like being with you in a workshop again. Thanks for the great video!

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