I'm rooting around the archives for a post that could be considered a favorite for Seth Apter's Buried Treasure project; in the meantime, thought I'd post two more 3 x 3 canvases that I sent in for the Atlanta Art House Coop project.
When I saw this word I thought, oh great, how am I going to depict that... a case of old eggs or carton of spoiled milk? A corpse? I realized I didn't want to go for the most literal translation, so I started thinking about the different meanings for the word and my excitement level perked a little bit... air, that's it... the exhalation of breath. Aha, I started having fun! The word? Expiration.
This one is a little campy, I admit, kinda Rocky Horror Picture Show. But, once again, I avoided the most obvious. Money, jewels, an Ace of diamonds to represent gambling, part of an American Express card.. deeper in debt... a pirate?
It's amazing how much can fit on one tiny canvas, which, of course, was a big part of the challenge and the fun. Oh, the word for this piece? Remorse. Guess it could have been greed, loot, booty:)
Next I'll download the photo of the fifth canvas - the one my husband, a very accomplished artist, did - he wanted to play too. It's dynamic, very unusual and he even managed to incorporate sculpture. Show off. That's not my reason for taking so long to download the photo... honest, I shot the it after I did these and I haven't spiffed it up yet. While I'm working on it, I'll go post hunting...