21Apr/120

Target Child

Posted by Sermarr

This piece is very difficult. I read about a woman who had a miscarriage and couldn't bring herself to tell her fiancé do she went looking for a baby to take to be her substitute. She found a woman bringing her three day old baby out of having a medical check up. The woman grabbed the baby and shot the mother,who died. As well as it being easy to think of how crazy this shooter mother was, it also makes me think about how often kids end up in the middle of fights between adults: divorce,stepparents,abusive relationships-all involve at some times who keeps the kids, or who loses them. Where do they go to school? Who do they go on vacation with? So here are three female figures all "claiming" the child

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21Apr/120

Love At First Sight

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This was started and finished in a few days. Very compelling attractions seem to have some incredible emotional machinery. Love At First Sight tries to capture this machinery and the very tangible way that this connection feels

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21Apr/120

Excommunicated. Final strokes

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This is the final Excommunicated. All the pieces seem to fit now

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17Apr/120

Excommunicated. A little more detail work

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After looking at this piece for a while as it was hanging in the studio,I decided there was too much paleness for this fierce subject. So out came the paint. And here it is. There's still something missing but I can't figure out what it is today. So I'll look again tomorrow

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17Apr/120

Fire In The Hole. Follow up

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After the great effort to finish this is now the great effort to figure out how to mount it. It is cotton batting for quilts and do is very stretchy. So first the stitches on the back have to be glued down so they don't pull put when it's mounted. Here is the back of the fire of Fire In The Hole. A zillion different stitches to be pulled tight and glued now that it's finished

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17Apr/120

Bottom Girl. Detail painting

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I thought you'd like to see how the detail painting of one of these paintings goes...so I took a video of the painting of the gray around the starbursts at the bottom of Bottom Girl.

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15Apr/121

Bottom Girl. Finished

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These were the last stitches to lock the Bottom Girl to her fate. All avenues of escape are tied off now. This was sad to finish. But she is now splayed open for gold mining. Heart, soul, and body all available. And the serpents are there feeding on her.

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14Apr/120

Bottom Girl. Stitched with a fractured heart

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Today was mostly stitching and some painting. The gold and silver stitching shows the path of the money. The red stitching shows her being pinioned so she can't get away
The "heart" of the piece is the fractured purple glass,almost like a huge gem, which is ironic as her sexuality is like s precious jewel, but one that hasp testy value and do is sold again and again. The resource of a resourceless female. This piece has been very sad to make

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13Apr/120

Bottom Girl. Background painting almost done

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I painted on very close up details today all day. And I want to put each of my eyes and my hand in their own individual hammocks. They deserve it for perseverance It was difficult to choose the right colors for all the images. It's supposed to be malignant but not so malignant that the bottom girl can't see some good for herself.
The more I paint this, the angrier I get about how helpless these girls are. All the harnesses and locks in the picture are coming alive as I paint them. And they seem quite evil. Here's the update on it so far

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13Apr/120

Bottom Girl. Very delicate painting

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Today is very close work to put some delicate shading on Bottom Girl. Here's a video, if it uploads,showing one section

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