Friday, February 2, 2007

Initial thoughts on imagery

OK, so I've been thinking about these ideas, "waxy buildup," and "cleaning house."

I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to do yet, but I've been thinking about imagery. I did some Google Image searches and came up with a few images that I think might be interesting to adapt or play off of:

Yeah, that Vermeer image doesn't really belong, but I kept it in because I like the peace and quiet it implies... I'm most drawn to the kitschy, humorous retro housewife images as a more fun take on the subject. I'm not sure if I'll go that direction, though.

I also like the idea of using domestic things like vintage wallpaper, aprons, napkins, etc.

In my installation, I included some pieces of paper dipped in wax that are supposed to look like they're blowing around the room. On some of the paper pieces, I embroidered a house shape. Like this:

I could play around with that idea again - maybe embroider onto vintage linens or wallpaper... Adding an element of traditional domesticity or "women's work" into the piece. Those could then be collaged into the wax.

It's still brewing...

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Just found this blog - this piece is one of my favourites of yours. Can't wait to see what you come up with.