The Art of Hurt
I had to share this video by Thierry Alexandre because as creepy as it is, it really captures the essence of horror of a situation that so many fear or face.
Sometimes art like this is so ugly, but the ability to manifest the raw essense of something into an art piece is something I admire and strive for. Kiki Smith's work does this too, sometimes it makes one cringe but it speaks volumes.
I am struggling with this one piece. I don't think it even compares with artists like Kiki or Theirry, but have to keep trying.
I special ordered the jet teardrop beads because they remind me of bombs, but I'm not happy with the way I attached them. I almost feel they need to be more random and different lengths. Also not happy with the background either. I feel like it needs something, but not sure what. My friend says once I use a colour to stitch the piece to the panel it might help. So off to the studio to rework this and stitch.
"shiny pretty things"
linen, oil paint, embroidery, button, beads, lace, resin and acrylic on mdf