Sunday, January 18, 2009

"I want to know everything you want me to know." - Nickolas Murray to Frida Kahlo.

Teeny Tiny Art Show IV piece:
"I'm your toy box (for every one, a word by you)"
acrylic on wooden plaque
5 1/4 by 7 1/4"
I got really excited about the idea of a large tattoo of a biplane showing through sheer high-waisted underwear. And so, this painting began. :)
She definitely has a Betty Page feel. 
Making the art for the Teeny Tiny show has been interesting. It's my first real time making art with the intent of selling it, and I definitely put more of a veil up than when I'm making art that's intended to be kept for myself or has no set destination.
Making the art for this show was like attending a dinner party with strangers. With this smaller art comes smaller emotions than I usually share - the kind of emotions I feel comfortable selling to people.
All the feelings are still there - you just have to read between my lines.

2 comments:

nburnor said...

i LOVEEEE this. i think everything for the tiny art show came out so wonderful. you should be so proud!

xoxoxoxo

Amanda Atkins said...

thank you laddyyyy! you're the best. I miss you tons.