Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Curator (#SOL15, Day 24)

Curator (M.A. Reilly, 2015)


I had taken an image from a wall of the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston two weeks ago that was an explanation of an exhibit that had been taken down. I love collecting words. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the image.  Today, I found a poem in the image by cutting out the words I wanted. I laid the words on top of a piece of newspaper I had painted with gesso and a some of watercolor.

Next, I pasted a copy of Diego Rivera's Nude with Calla Lilies into a blackened silhouette. I wanted to express the line in the poem about wearing a painting in life. 

Most of the work was done in Photoshop using the paintbrush with the exception of the newspaper substrate that I used as a base for the work. 

7 comments:

  1. I honestly don't "get" what you did (even though you describe all the steps).
    I DO love the look. I DO love the poem.
    I DO think you're quite brilliant to follow all these steps to create such a lovely slice!

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    1. I took a photo of a wall with writing. Cut out the words i wanted. Laid those words on gesso and watercolored newspaper. Added drawing. photographed.
      Thanks:)

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  2. This is so creative! I love how you used Rivera's painting to fill in the silhouette, "a painting worn in life." The effect is stunning.

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    1. Thanks Catherine. Just something to play with. Some days I need to make something.

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  3. A multimedia posting that brings together a number of creative elements. you have taken slicing into another sphere with this offering. I enjoyed it immensely. It quite surprised me as all I had to predict with was the singular word- curator. Thank you for exposing me to unexpected awakenings Mary Ann. It's always good to be stirred in this way.

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  4. A multimedia posting that brings together a number of creative elements. you have taken slicing into another sphere with this offering. I enjoyed it immensely. It quite surprised me as all I had to predict with was the singular word- curator. Thank you for exposing me to unexpected awakenings Mary Ann. It's always good to be stirred in this way.

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    1. It was surely my pleasure. Some days it is just fun to play with language, yes? Thanks.

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