Monday, August 9, 2010

women with wooden/paper stars and moons

Hi, everyone!
I have been MIA for a while and I apologize. I'm going to get back into the swing of things by sharing some images I promised to share a while back (the inspiration for the moon/star paintings I did for the 6x6 show at charmingwall):
Lucille Ball performing
A type of image I love to collect (it's very specific and I always get so excited to find more and more of them) is that of a woman posing with man-made moons and stars. Most of these images come from the span of the victorian era through the flapper/jazz age, part of a slow and steady movement towards a more free and expressive lifestyle. I love the way they were incorporated into cabaret costumes as well as backdrops.
I have a fascination and love for opera sets, but celestial ones are by far my favorite. It's just something about the white on black, the graphic representation of something so organic and beautiful, and how women felt so beautiful against that setting.
I hope someday I can build something similar.
I hope you are all having a beautiful start to your week! I'll be back soon.

1 comment:

lindsey said...

losing myself in your images. totally in love with the last one! happy monday.