I just finished this artwork in time for the holidays. Some time ago, I was in a designer showroom and saw a piece of eight 5 x 5 paintings grouped together like this and the idea stuck in my head. I had this idea to bring the message of Christmas in a "whisper". I want the viewer to get it after they viewed the piece for a while.
Now that my girls are grown and we are no longer hanging up child-friendly ornaments and decorations, my tastes have matured also. I can even see it with the women in the ornament exchange party I go to every year. More women are bringing interesting balls and pieces and no longer the cute, fuzzy animal ornaments. I'm drawn to a more organic style and feeling, a more subtle approach to Christmas.
|5 x 5, mixed media "Peace" (2nd one on left says "peace")|
Anyway, that's the idea behind it, but I'm sure come Christmas, and it will be surrounded by a goofy wind-up Santa and all those nutcrackers! As a side note, my nutcracker trio paintings were confiscated and are now enjoying a wonderful dorm life! Guaranteed those guys will end up like that little traveling gnome ...all over the place.