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by Karin Taylor
from the ‘Inspired Series’
ink, chalk pastel, charcoal, acyrlic, mediums
silver, gold, bronze and rose metallic acrylics
My most recent work, this piece was influenced by the ‘gliders’ in my family who have taken to the sky recently. My husband, my son and their friend Erich are all involved in a local gliding club…and always suggesting I paint an aeroplane lol
I thought, there’s no way i can do that!
But i found a way, after lots of thinking on the subject to incorporate a sort of flying contraption i designed myself into this piece.
My girl is onward bound and it’s semi-self portrait i guess you could say…altho most people don’t see the resemblance to me….she is a lot younger, perhaps how i would like to be thought of lol
Also inspired by my lovely and ever patient friend Christine
a fabulous friend and textile artist, her threads and yarn and tactile things have affected me on an immense scale, so that all my work these days is imbued with these elements….although there is no actual wool or thread in the painting, i have used these as inspiration for her scarf and hair detail.
The khaki overalls are what i wear when i’m painting, with a white singlet in summer, or a jumper in winter……i am yet to find a hairdresser who could accomplish this hairstyle for me.. the little parrot represents conscience, a little voice that knows right from wrong….this is an idea loosely taken from a movie i saw a while ago ‘The Golden Compass’
I dedicate this painting to Christine, as she has listened to all my crazy ideas, and very carefully encourages me or points out things that may help, and i don’t know where i’d be without her…..thanx Chris :)
Patchwork and patterns, repitition, daisies, journeys, serene expressions, genuity…..