Girl with Accordian Sunshade by mmargot

Girl with Accordian Sunshade by 

“Translation” of a street photograph by Rhoufi. View LARGE.

Cut and paste paper, inverse color, pencil, crayon.

Click here for original photograph and background material.

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  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    gorgeous !!!

  • Rhoufi says this is in Greece… a magic place. Hope she has magic for you! Thank you always!

    – mmargot

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiabout 3 years ago

    Oh how perfect! Margot you must teach me how to do this. I feel that I should post the original to go hand in hand, even if out of sequence. I will think and maybe on Monday. Thank you for doing this. There is something so elemental in this: the removal of the background (we try this with very open apertures, but the blur remains) and the body pose drawn out (that foot!) and of course the little spirit radiating out to the viewer, burning bright.
    Sweet present, dear Margot.
    Thank you

  • Thank you, Rhoufi, for sharing whimsy and cheer when needed. It was a most enjoyable time in the making! I have decided that she is not using the instrument as a sunshade after all, but is walking along playing for the joy of it (and for anyone who will listen and toss her a coin)!

    – mmargot

  • JanT
    JanTabout 3 years ago

    I think this is amazing and beautiful! I’m so grateful that I logged on just in time to see your name and post, margot. Remarkable work!

  • …and I am so glad you did! Maybe this is sort of my direction with “mixed media,” but it sure was fun. She says a lot to me in her alone-ness and singularity. Really appreciate your comments, Jan!

    – mmargot

  • banrai
    banraiabout 3 years ago

    great one

  • Ha – extreme thanks, but I did have a fascinating photo to “translate!”

    – mmargot

  • Karen Gingell
    Karen Gingellabout 3 years ago

    really neat-looks almost tribal

  • Yes… I kept thinking “kachina” garb! Tried to keep it from having too much of a headress look.

    – mmargot

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 3 years ago

    An extraordinary piece of art Margot!!! Brilliant!!!

  • Oh, my! Thank you, Meg!

    – mmargot

  • shallay
    shallayabout 3 years ago

    Extroadinary work – heightened reality – love the texture and feeling!
    [I read the title unthinkingly, and simply logged it up as factual in my (inattentive) state!]

  • Er, it is factual. The instrument is, but the sunshade part was Rhoufi’s joking (or not) title.
    “Heightened reality” – yes, yes that is what I wanted: to take the picture apart and do just her in pieces! Thank you, prescient one!

    – mmargot

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 3 years ago

    A moment of musical abandon! Looking forward to seeing Rhoufi’s photograph. Nice work Margot!

  • I thought of you and your love of music! Thank you, Jd!
    Rhoufi shows her in a public setting… I chose to have her alone doing her thing.
    Or maybe it is just a sunshade ,)

    – mmargot

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -about 3 years ago

    I find this image quite stimulating, not because of the part colab aspect but through your clever clr choices & balance of subject matter.

  • JanT
    JanTabout 3 years ago

    I’d encourage you to do more of this style, margot! More visual enigmatic story, yet still your style.

  • I think I shall do just that, Jan! Your encouragement counts a great deal, y’know! ONWARD!

    – mmargot

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