New one for The Golden Years series. Please tell me we aren't really going to build a "yuge" wall. Please.
I guess I usually let the art speak for itself - it seems to be better at patience than I am... it's less angry. But the other day I heard my eight year old and her friend talking about the impending Mexican border wall. They were talking about how horrible it would feel to have a family separated, to feel unwelcome, to be sent to a place that was never one they called Home. They both told each other how much they would miss each other if that happened to them. There isn't enough art I can make to make me feel better about building a gigantic, idiotic wall to "keep bad guys out". Ridiculous.
I remember saving my money to buy Doolittle when I was little. I didn't much care for it until years later when I played the cassette again. I didn't listen to much of anything else for a long while after digging it out again. I loved it so much I couldn't think of any reason why I would ever dislike it! Crazy!! I thought of this incident as I was searching through some older images and work that I did years ago... I didn't much care for it, came up with other ideas I liked better, or just didn't know what to do with the ideas. So, I put them all into a folder to deal with later....years later. Today was that day.
I didn't remember making this triptych. I like it. I forgot that I went through this heavy-handed editing when I first learned how to work with textures and digital manipulations. I didn't remember taking these images of my daughter either. Honestly, I wasn't even sure what the middle image was of and if it was even my image until I found the originals it went with. I think I am going to have to bring it back into the fold and start working on the story again. Maybe that's why I never threw it away... It would be a fun idea to play around sometime in the future. I suppose that future is now.
The first stages of a new piece for the Moirai Series