The pop-art telephone painting is almost done. The image measures 4′ x 8′. I think we’ll be able to get some better lighting up near the ceiling for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Which, if you’re in the neighborhood of Orange, Virginia on December 13th, there will be an open house at Orange County High School from 2:30 to 7:00pm with speakers and ribbon cutting at 6:00pm.
Strides were made on the montage. It’s approximately 8′ x 8′:First off, yes it’s hands holding an Ipad. The foundation image is a 15th century German painting by anonymous, which I have altered by adding various images of communication. I chose this image because it represents the dark ages, and, at my hand, is being enlightened by the images of modern communication. Also, it is titled ‘The Garden of Eden‘ and one can decide if all our modern toys are are for good or evil. The original painting looks like this:In my version the central woman reading the book has been replaced by a Mayan figure reading a book titled ‘2012’, with Picasso’s ‘Self Portrait’ looking over his shoulder. The birds in the background have been turned into ‘twitter’ birds and a carrier pigeon. Plus, I’ve added a little graffiti alphabet on the wall. Remember the whole painting is about forms of communication.
The table in my version holds an old fashion tv with, a scrabble game, a telegram, netflix and Salvidor Dali’s dripping watch from his painting ‘Persistence of Memory‘.The banner plane is saying www. emoticon “have a nice day”.
The trunk of the tree in the above has been turned into a pile of books, the priestly figure picking fruits has been turned into a Picasso portrait using a megaphone. The woman, who in the original, is fetching water has been turned into an opera figure by, Asian artist, Lin Fengmian. Note the figure is putting to rest an ancient typewriter. The figure next to this has been turned into one of Fernand Leger‘s women from ‘The Grand Luncheon’. She is no longer dutifully minding the baby, she is, of course, texting.
So there we are. You will have the rest of the story next week.