18.8.10

Figures













Still busying myself with drawing figures (by hand
or machine), I made these three mixed-media pieces,
with pages from an old copy of R.D. Laing´s
The Politics of Experience I thrifted for 50 Cent
- but refrained from reading more than one chapter...
(I kind of like his writing, though, with its
Gertrude Stein-like fondness for repetition - reminding,
too, of the late great Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard...)
Anyway, that´s why I used the pages, with female
figures from magazine photos as models, taking their
faces off, and most of their clothes, but adding some
arm muscle, for good measure...
They´re in the shop.

Kommentare:

Filamental hat gesagt…

I enjoy reading your blog. It is always so thoughtful and rich.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... I enjoyed a peep at yours just now + will be back...

mendofleur.com hat gesagt…

I really love this piece you are stitching, the colors, shapes and design is very strong. I am anxious to see what you do with the birds too.

The book looks familiar to me. Maybe I have it buried somewhere in a bookcase. I think it is so true that making a quilt is so good for one's mental health. The Shelburne Museum in Vermont has, in their permanent collection, a quilt made by a veteran Civil War soldier who came home and made it because his mind was so distraught, and it helped him to slowly heal a little. The quilt is amazing.

Lisa hat gesagt…

these are all so lovely that in fact I had to have Not only on myself to keep company with Suddenly..

Julie Shackson hat gesagt…

These are lovely; I'm sure R.D.Laing would have heartily approved!

kaite hat gesagt…

beneath every woman's curve is a muscle...kaite

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks... yes, without stitching I guess my mental health would be in a sorry state by now... + I like to think R.D.L. approves... + for the fact that there is a lot of muscle in (nearly) every woman that quilt book is a wonderful proof, indeed...

Drucilla Pettibone hat gesagt…

hi heidi, i am so glad to have found your blog through tinctory. you do such beautiful and interesting work!

grrl + dog hat gesagt…

mm.

more softness here too