"The Narrow Path to Nuptials" - mixed media on panel
Oh, what FUN! This project, part of the World & Eye Arts Center - Telling Tales: Stories of Home exhibit, was two days and no more. Two days to paint 6 feet of panel, hand print papers and design fabulous clothing for the characters. Well, and to listen to the story and figure out what to paint!
Follow the journey of Gerri Sant - listen to her story of home here.
I was tickled by Gerri's wry sense of humor, so the concept came quickly and the characters came ALIVE for me, demanding exactly what to wear and where to pose. I am gaga over these two! It was sad to see them leave my studio and head off to the World & Eye Arts Center. I've instructed my husband to begin looking for doors or panels at the curb, in addition to reclaimed wood. I can just see a series of these couples hanging out in my house.
2/11/2017 05:52:47 am
Thanks so much for the link, enjoyed Gerri's story very much. Your panels are amazing, especially liked the one with the toilet. I liked they way your couple is displayed, one bigger than the other and not especially older than the other.
2/11/2017 08:25:46 am
Hi Carol! Thank you so much! The "toilet" panel is the only one for this show...the others are just random pieces of my art hanging in my studio. :) This was a really fun project, which I was able to do because of all the training 30 in 30 gives us to work fast!!!
Patricia L. Brooks
2/11/2017 06:55:40 am
The title and piece are PERFECTION based on Gerri Sant's story👍👍👍‼️‼️‼️This was an AMAZING feat in a minuscule period of time⏰⏰⏰👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻‼️‼️‼️SOOOOOO happy that you could be part of this FABULOUS show, Jen💓💓💓🤗🤗🤗‼️‼️‼️
2/11/2017 08:26:40 am
yahoooo! Thanks so much, Pat! This has really boosted my confidence in my ability to paint on a larger scale!
2/11/2017 09:34:01 am
Clearly, I need someone to commission a huge painting to be completed in a short amount of time—with any luck I could up the size of my usual work tenfold, reduce the amount of time in equal measure, and have FABULOUS results! Jen, what a tremendous gift. Your title, and the toilet, are inspired! Your gelliprints magnificent. Your self-expression wonderfully BIG. I listened to and enjoyed the story. Where does your panel now go?
2/11/2017 12:00:28 pm
Dotty! It is amazing what we can do under pressure, right? The panel will be part of the exhibit at World and Eye for two months. The audio loops will be playing for each piece as well. I can't wait to see it there!
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