Sunday, July 19, 2009

TBWCYL Day 200 - Artsy Fartsy

So, we hit another milestone in the This Book Will Change Your Life challenge. The 200th day of tasking. And with it, I get to stretch my creative side. For today I joined the elite group of contemporary artists by creating my own online installation for your critique, dear reader. Below is my artistic muscles being stretched.

My first piece is a commentary on the absurdity of the American Dream. The original piece was painted by Grant Wood and is entitled American Gothic. My interpretation of it is titled

"American Soup Strainer"

My next piece is a take on the DaVinci painting the Mona Lisa. I hope that my statement is clear as I think like other notable leaders of our time, DaVinci was a man who stepped out of the norm and was criticized for it. You can easily draw the parallels to other misunderstood individuals. Thus I named this one

"Adolf Lisa"

The third canvas in my installation is taken from the Edward Munch painting "The Scream". I felt the allegory of pain and anguish behind such a glorious backdrop could be added to and thus add the addition of morality to the piece. Therefore you see below

"The Screech"

My final piece was a variation of the classic painting "Whistler's Mother" by James Whistler. In this the existential battle for women's rights has been a constant. With my rendition I felt that it is a new age and new issues are faced by women daily and one of those should be brought to the forefront of society. I call this piece

"Bristler's Mother"

I hope you enjoyed the art show.

That is all,


p.s. If you took any of that seriously you need to seek help immediately. I just like defacing classic photos with mustaches.

3 Ripples in the pond:

Girl Interrupted said...

Haha ... superb! Adolf Lisa in particular was a stroke of artistic genius.

So superb in fact, that I gave you some link love.

Hope you're having a good weekend :)

Erin said...

I appreciate how you streched yourself creatively by freely moustaching across genres and time periods.

And in a completely unrelated note, I stumbled across another comic book store today in Georgetown. It went on the list.

Trinity said...

The artistic community is abuzz with excitement over the works of this new artist.

Kate, thanks for the love on your blog.

Erin, good show. Keep those eyes peeled.