Finished this work just in time for Momentum, a juried show with WCA. Had a hard time conceiving of the subject. What finally resonated was all the bad luck I've had this year - with death and loss. This piece is about laughing out loud at all these superstitious things like the paper clothes as burned offerings to the dead, the cut hair not properly disposed of, and subject to voodoo spells, white bandages representing wounds and pain.
I am working on my second ArtTag piece on the subject of Patterns. Must confess I drew a blank on this topic. The first piece was a groping in the dark piece and I hope Miriam will forgive me for the failed piece. Received an interesting piece from Harriett, which helped in the right direction.
This is as far as I've gotten so far: painted a dozen index cards in black acrylic. Affixed images of cigarette boxes on one side. On the other side, mouth images. Applied a coat of gloss medium to mouth image side to marry the cutouts to the index cards. Rubbed out air bubbles. The next step is smoke and cigarettes, which is where I am likely to make a mistake. This is one reason I am protecting the image layer with medium first. I am going to bring my WIP to Howard Munson's book arts salon. Thinking of pulling all together in a book structure of some sort.
white marker, double-sided tape, scissors, black paint, glue stick