Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MMM: I Am Woman

"Roar"
11 x 14 Canvas

So, so late! I thought about skipping this week's Mixed Media Monday prompt altogether, but then realised that I would be giving up a 16 week "streak" of continual postings. Not wanting to break it (kinda proud of myself) I came up with the following for I Am Woman . . .

I was inspired by a beautiful framed mirror I saw while out of town that was done on wood with words cut from magazines. The one I saw featured sayings about wine and wine making, but what could be more appropriate than a women's magazine for a piece on being a woman? Everything here was taken from this month's In Style and predominately featured quotes from Reese Witherspoon such as; "I am an open book. I'm not about intimidating women or making them feel like less than what they are." I think I love her a little bit more . . .

This collage was done on a black Gesso relief background and was layered with charcoal, white acrylic stamping, glitter, crystals and fabric. The "Chick" is in the middle of all the media-driven sentiments and her only response is a quiet, "roar."

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6 comments:

Willy said...

Fabulous collage and great idea!

Diane said...

Kristin, I'm so glad you found the time to make this beautiful piece of art! Simply stunning! Diane

Beth said...

This is a wonderful and powerful piece. I'm glad you were able to find the time to create and share it with us.

Nicola said...

Wonderful work Kristin and a great approach to this weeks theme, you are always so original!!!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kristin!!!! this is beautiful!!! what a great piece...

vintage wil said...

Fabulous collage!!