Friday, January 23, 2009

May I?

Do you feel you need permission from something or someone to do your art? I think I must unconsciously believe this because there always seem to be a number of hurtles to clear before I finish a piece. This is probably a mixture of wanting it to turn out right, and thinking that the more I play around with it, the more likely this is to happen.
John finds my creative process amusing and decided that he wanted to shoot a video of me putting this assemblage together. Aside from the fact I need a manicure and sound like I’m on helium, it was kind of fun talking about how I put May I? together—mainly because it sounded straightforward and was anything but. I know I’ve said this before, but I'll say it again: if we really knew how long things were going to take us, we probably wouldn’t bother.



video

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Excellent, excellent video! A great look at the process of deciding the colour and elements of the background. I think you should make a DVD. As always, I love your work.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Ditto Sharon's sentiments. This is Fabulous, and inspiring, as are most of your works of art.

The only problem is that we will all be wanting "More Please". You seem to have perfected this method of showcasing your extraordinary work.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for this new element to your blog.

Love it.

Carmi said...

Love the video! It was so nice to hear your voice!

justjen said...

I was like a visit. Bravo. I'm glad you found a special place for the wee doll.

Dale said...

Great job on this assemblage. I love the doll and the eye on the triomino! Very cool!

A bird in the hand said...

Yes, you may! I bought a DVD from ClothPaperScissors, and for my hard-earned money, all I saw was the face of the person, not the hands -- and it was supposed to be an instructional DVD.

You just showed how it should be done!!!

Godelieve said...

Loved to see how this came together, step by step.
May Eye ... May I...
Fabulous project. Perfect choice of elements.

beenebag said...

A star is born:) I loved your process video. Great idea to document the steps you take to create your artwork. Very cool.