image size 12" x 16"
painted acrylic papers on wc paper
I started out though with this one idea of a woman leaping or stepping out of a pot. Sort of like Botticelli's Birth of Venus only not as good and more food related than mythological or religious. It was a question of being frustrated about making dinner: what do I make? I envisioned stove burners and dials and ladles. As I was making the piece though I began thinking about the phrase "out of the frying pan and into the fire". Isn't that a truism? The truest true. Then I started to think about a quote from a character in a movie that we just watched. She said something about "stepping out of her life" and never looking back. (It was a good movie called Place of Execution.) Anyway that was it in the way of inspiration. It's all a sort of poor man's stream of consciousness approach to making art. Funny how the mind works isn't it? And I am loving the colors. To me they look nice and clean and crisp without screaming. Just right!
I sure hope everyone had a nice Christmas. We certainly did with the exception of a few minor hiccups. All is well. Thanks for reading and commenting.