Orange Mural Week 4

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 The original painting looks like this:In my version the central woman reading the book has been replaced by a Mayan figure reading a book titled ‘2012’, with Picasso’s ‘Self Portrait’ looking over his shoulder.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.

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About kriegart

I am Susan Krieg, Mixed Media Artist, since 1989 when I first started working as a water colorist for Accent Graphics. I've lived on the West Coast, the East Coast, the Midwest and the Southwest, and currently in rural Virginia. I studied art at Cal College of the Arts in SF and The Art Students League in NYC. I am influenced by Modigiliani, Picasso, Lempicka, Dunand and a million other things.
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3 Responses to Orange Mural Week 4

  1. Carole Segal says:

    just fabulous….I love the ipad and the german painting. The whole idea is great. Carole

  2. Shari says:

    This mural is absolutely phenomenal! Your interpretations of the old paintings into the new is just brilliant!! Wish I could be there for the ribbon cutting
    Shari

  3. Just wonderful! I look so forward to my Sunday updates!
    Marsha Slopey Paulekas

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