|Small Greeting Card||Large Greeting Card||Postcard|
|4" x 6"||5" x 7.5"||4" x 6"|
Collage Mixed media 67 × 45 cm 2010
Papers (the one I recycle gifted flowers bouquet openworked frame synthetique paper), acrylique paint, pastel and charcoal.
I wanted to make a darkness and light portrait (chiaroscuro). It started right but finaly I was not able to stop at the right time, It turned bad, so,I had to find a way to fixe it. I started to make different layers, then I decided to make a “Klimt look” But I needed a color. So I added red and orange layers and some gold lines and circle shapes with gold, red and black.
What is litle bite strange for me and bother litle bite, this is all that RED which was not realy my range of color for long time, or only mixed with orange, which I like much more usually, to make terracota. It is like there always has been some specific time for red in my life.
And this art work is much more red than everythings else I’ve done till now.
Actually, red color was prohibited by my father which didn’t want to see it. I understood one day when I heard the story ( not from him), but RED became symbole of the trouble and the leave between my parents… One day he burned a red 2 pieces red woman suit, my mum one. My mum left and red was prohibited….
I didn’t realy plane to make this painting red !
I don’t believe in chance, I’ve analytique mind. For me, everything has a reason so, I’m thinking about the symbolic of the red, which is not bad. But this women is not the same one I planed to do at all and I can feel more than passion in it. Maybe as well something litle bite diabolic with all this red ! Then the though came that I’m facing my dark side ! I knew already being half angel and half demon, I even like the idea like the yin and the yang in each things and each one. But this result, something I’ve done despite of myself, make me very strange feeling.
Of course there is so;ething to do with my mum, In addition, the name which came to my though was Michelle. This is my mum’s name. This mysterious and beautifull lady who desapear from my life when I was litle girl.