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