|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.