Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thorny


I'm having a lot of trouble making decisions lately so this topic was a little painful! Sometimes I just feel I'm in the midst of an impenetrable thicket. Hence the illo. (No, that isn't a self-portrait... for one thing I haven't broken through yet!)

My math obsession intrudes again... maybe because math is one of the few subjects where the answers are absolute. (At least as far in as calculus, after which my math abilities came to a screeching halt.) I always liked that about math. Most things in life are far more nebulous... I guess I'm hoping there is AN ANSWER out there somewhere.

So anyway, this is once again acrylic on collaged texts on canvas, 6x6". The texts were from various old math & science books I've collected...

27 comments:

melinama said...

Very beautiful and moving! Thanks.

elizabeth said...

This is exquisite.

ValGalArt said...

really exceptional!

andi butler said...

stunning work!!

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Detlef said...

Brilliant work, I like the denisty of the thorny bush.

Kelly Medina said...

This is great. Nice work!

visualchutzpah.com said...

As always, gorgeous...

neilornstein said...

my first visit. Your work is vey fine.

Ursula Shaw said...

Wow! Your illustration is amazing! Love your art.

Diana Evans said...

nice work...this piece is amazing...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Cheers,
Diana

Rob Christianson said...

ooooooooooo.... i am in absolute AWE.

san said...

wow. this is amazing. i love the details. specially the text on the thorns and branches. :)

Nancy Bea Miller said...

Lovely! Very expressive.

richard said...

Wow, another Palmer Preiss gem! Some very meticulous paste-up work here Leah. The woven branches are very effective, and the warm browns impart a real feeling of nasty dried-out thorn bushes. Nicely done.

tekentijger said...

Wow! Fantastic as always!

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Ellis Nadler said...

love the botanical side to your work

GumballGrenade said...

Amazing!

studio lolo said...

Incredible...quite lovely!

silverfish said...

Oh, this is really beautiful. I saw the thumbnail and was looking forward to getting down to this one, but you commented on mine first! It should remind me of Briar Rose, but it's darker than that and makes me think of all those old British legends and more recent stories full of thorns and strange ancient characters.

(By the way, your blog won't let people comment unless they have a blogger account - I do have one but don't use that at the moment. I actually live here: Errantry).

tanaudel said...

Oh, look at that - I can post under open ID. Fast work!

In answer to your question on my blog, yes, a spam filter is good to have. You might find that the human-verification option is enough (I have no idea what it is called, but I've seen it on other blogger blogs). With that in place, you can probably then enable anonymous comments so people without blogs can still talke to you (at the moment you've got Google/blogger and OpenID which is Livejournal, Wordpress, Typepad and AIM).

Thanks for stopping by!

Kathleen.

m.scott said...

This piece is very well done. You have a really alluring style combined with a very good composition. Your textures are also excellently executed. Great work, I'll have to come by more often

tusen said...

very beautiful - I love the striking eyes.

Debbie Egizio said...

I just love your amazing faces! Beautiful piece!

Kim McCabe said...

Your artwork is really well done! and we have something in common, curiouser and curiouser is your motto and it's the name of my art business "curiouser and curiouser designs". We both seem to like Alice, and curious things :) Keep up the great work, you definately have talent!

Liz Jones said...

I love everything about this-- her expression most of all. If she's had a breakthrough, I get the sense that it was along the lines of coming to terms with ambiguity, rather than some particular discovery about How Things Work.
Lovely piece.

Christine said...

She's very beautiful:)