Thursday, May 18, 2006

Blast From the Past Thursday #14

So this one is really a blast from my past. My Dad had the little drawing blown up and framed it for me. Its hanging in my work office and I see it every day. The inscription on the back reads "You did this when you were 5, Think Big and Always plan ahead!" Love Old Dad and Mom

What? A very early piece of artwork form a young aspiring artist.

Where? Lakeland, FL

Why? Don't remember my thoughts and inspirations for this - But I can make up something... If this was hung in a gallery it might read something like this:
This piece is from her Yellow Tummy Period, circa 1982. The artist chose to compose the artwork on recycled material, using the finest in notebook paper and Crayola Crayons. The Juxtaposition between the blue lines of the canvas and the green stem lines and height of the overwhelming flower shows her flair for the dramatic and her love of tactile clay. The use of color is flamboyant, balanced and realistic in all but the yellow tummied "purple people eater." (See Yellow Tummy Period -exhibit 2A) I find it fascinating that the artist chose to draw attention to the signature, by the work on the top of the piece, making it seem like she ran out of room by placing the NA above the SABRI, even though she was in complete controll of the artwork.

When? 1982

How? Crayons, and a recycled canvas of notebook paper.



At 6:51 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Now that is too cute. The size of the smile is about correct as well. Also note the artists counter juxtaposition against the contemporary angst of the time by the use of bird-like feet in place of human feet. The flower clearly indicates a compassionate nature since it was drawn in an iconographic heart shape. Further work from her Yellow Tummy Period also seems to indicate the one-eyed motif.

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Brina Bat said...

There are two eyes - they are just very close together.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Annamaria said...

Hahaha -LOVE IT!!! :)

At 7:06 AM, Blogger Laura said...

oh i just LOVE it. you know i a sucker for kids' artwork. i could just cry its so sweet. i want to frame some of MY kiddie artwork. bryce might be offended though. i think i should probably stick to HIS. it is SO darling beanie, thanks for sharing!! MISS YOU XXOXOXO


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