Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Canvas Project

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Canvas Project

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...


Ginny Gaskill said...

I'm confused about the post but I really like your new pieces.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Hi this is Ginny again. Thanks for checking out my blog. OK explanation time. When I pulled up your blog today I saw 2 reposts that were not there yesterday. Don't know what happened but I really enjoyed the story about the frog and toad.

Seth said...

Both are wonderful interpretations of the word. The second one is not usually my style but I really, really like it!!!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

I think both canvas's are really terrific - I totally get both interpretations without being knoocked over the head and though neither is what I would describe as subtle, they sort of are ... subtle.

thanks for digging up these gems. :)


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