Sunday, August 9, 2009

And so it begins...


I am still fascinated by the mosiac sculpture of Niki de Saint Phalle's Tarot Garden. The skulls amid mirrors (tinfoil, here) is her influence. To see Niki's pillar of skulls, follow the link, click Videos, view the 3rd video listed. The fish crow is all me.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I love that you used nail polish! Those skulls are fantastic as well.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Too cool. I LOVE that crow! It looks so real and an interesting contrast to the stylized skulls! It reminds me of Nikki but also of Jim Doran!! Maybe I have Jim Doran on the brain becasue I just sent him a little thank you package, much delayed.

Aya Rosen said...

I love the nail polish, what I cool thing to use! Is the craw drawing or pasted up?!

henniemavis said...

Everything (crow included) is drawn directly on the page, except the tinfoil mosiac pieces (glued in).

I like nail polish as paint because it's super shiny. Adds textural diversity, like spot varnish in a bottle! Note: use caution when applying clear polish over solvent-based mediums, as it will sometimes reconstitute & smear the color underneath.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That crow is SO GOOD!

Ammon said...

I love the tools shown in the image.

peggyfussell said...

This is wonderful! I especailly like the crow perched on the skull!

Andrea said...

Yes, I agree with Ammon, thank you for showing us your tools.