Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Listening to Intuition

I’m painting a series of portraits of Turkish women. But they are such a damn busy lot, that I started several and the subjects couldn’t come back to sit again for several weeks. During which time I got bored with the paintings. So one day I got a princess coloring book and pasted Beauty/Barbie all over the half-finished portraits. Sort of fun and subversive, cause these are serious women.
I’m thinking that the princesses are so ingrained in our collective culture that they are our modern-day protectors and shamans…

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