Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Little Ghosts


It took me a little while to understand the connection between the 'food' sculptures, the boxes and the little faceless poppets. It mostly has to do with the 'language' particular to my work. I could bore all of us to twitches with details, or I could just point out that each must express itself without the benefit of faces.

I can live with that.



I've grown quite fond of "Little Pink's Bunny. I've known her for a very long time, and am pleased to be sculpting her likeness. The edition will be released officially in spring, but for now I'm working out the details in proofs.



With a Little Red Poppet, for scale:











The first background layers for "Strange Roads." The first two paintings for the series, "Strange Birds" and "Strange Fish", are done on antique window frames Ben and I found in Cathedral City. We reproduced the frame for this painting, as we'll do for the remainder of the series. Ben built it, I aged it to match the others.
It was like time travel.
No, not at all.

But, writing notes at the end of the day and realizing it's after midnight...is.

g'night

7 comments:

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

I always found the "faced" poppets a bit eerie, what with the blank sense of observation they carry with them.

Then the faceless poppets came along, and took it to a whole new level.

Chris said...

You're art is so amazing. Hauntingly beautiful.

Carl V. said...

You did great! All my posts after midnight are fraught with spelling errors and the kind of logic one expects after the withcing hour. I love the poppet holding the bunny, that is so fantastic. It is eerie and sweet at the same time.

lisa said...

RRNN: thanks! eerie is one of my favorite sensations

Chris: thank you

Carl: I like the mix. At the moment, it seems to be what I need.

DavidK said...

The bunny that Pink holds puts me in mind of the Ernest Shepard illustrations for the Winnie-the-Pooh books, especially Christopher Robin dragging Pooh up the stairs at the end of the first book. I'm looking forward to seeing the final versions of this poppet!

Jeff VanderMeer has included 'Strange Birds' in his list for Locus of books that deserved larger exposure this year: http://www.locusmag.com/Features/2007/01/2006-twelve-overlooked-books.html

I picked up 'Strange Birds' at DreamHaven a month or so ago and loved it, by the way.

DavidK said...

The bunny that Pink holds puts me in mind of the Ernest Shepard illustrations for the Winnie-the-Pooh books, especially Christopher Robin dragging Pooh up the stairs at the end of the first book. I'm looking forward to seeing the final versions of this poppet!

Jeff VanderMeer has included 'Strange Birds' in his list for Locus of books that deserved larger exposure this year: http://www.locusmag.com/Features/2007/01/2006-twelve-overlooked-books.html

I picked up 'Strange Birds' at DreamHaven a month or so ago and loved it, by the way.

Quixotic said...

Little Pink & Bunny are just beautiful (and creepy and eerie) - that image is going to stay with me for a while.