The inspiration for this piece came from a book. 344 Questions: The Creative Person's Do-It Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival and Artistic Fulfillment. This one was a gift from a dear friend some time ago. It's a wild workbook which either makes me laugh or cringe (depending on the page) but always makes me think. It was time to pull it out again and work a few pages. There were two questions which made me run to the studio and make this piece: What is sexy about your life? What is sexy about your work?
Initially, these questions made me cringe! Sexy? Hmmmm. For many decades, there have been children, grandchildren or parents living in my house. Sexy seemed to be a long way from my life. But the question was valid and so I pondered some more. And within a few hours, I could see the sexiness...this pale yellow orchid on the table, tibetan prayer flags gently beckoning in the breeze, sandalwood oil gently misting in the bedroom. A bowl of pink apples on the counter, soft lights glowing in the yard at night...I felt like the boy in A Christmas Story, dazzled by the electric sex of a leg lamp in the window. Suddenly, sexy was everywhere!
And somehow, the mere pondering of the question and noticing of the elements in my surroundings translated into the piece and brought the sexy into my work. Pay no attention to the boomchickawowow music now stuck in my head.
"Making Room" - mixed media on cradled hardboard, 16" x 20" x 1.75". Ready for hanging.
Mixed media on cradled hardboard