Monday, March 17, 2008

Burden


Curiously, I was working on this piece when the "Heavy" prompt came up on IF. It's acrylic on collaged text on an old book cover, about 6x9". I think Easter was on my mind, but how it came out quite this way I'm not sure I want to know. Click for a better view of the texts, from an old encyclopedia (Incubation) & and old dictionary (Incubus).

27 comments:

neilornstein said...

speaking as a parent and a child this captures nicely the ambiguities and mixed feelings of the relationship.

and by the by, my fellow is available for your late payers. Business has been a bit slow lately so you will find his rates have come down a bit.
Regards, neil

Emily said...

hihi... who rules the roost... oh no It's that time of night when the bad puns come out to play! gah!
nice piece Leah!
n thanks for the comment, individually twisted is good in my book!

pupu said...

I pretty like this illustration. It has its own meaning behind this. Its like a mixed up feelings and relationships or anythings comes up to his or her minds. I LIKE THIS! :D

rbaird said...

How cool is that!!! wow!

rebecca woodward said...

Wow! What a concept! And the execution is way beyond awesome! I really, really like these images, the text and the reasoning of this piece.

Sherri said...

quite a provocative commentary and gorgeous illustration

Richard said...

Looks like a lot of brooding going on here Leah! My goodness, that was a rather large egg to lay - must have hurt something fierce. I'm very curious to see what hatches.
This is a beautiful and thought provoking work. I always marvel at your brushwork – that subtle cross-hatching you do is very satisfying to look at.

Peggy Fussell said...

Wonderul! The expressions on their faces are perfect.

Juan said...

Leah,
All your work is exquisite!
Like to write more but I do not speak English correctly

Ellis Nadler said...

tremendous

thefridayfrog said...

that's acrylic?????? you make it look sooooo old school, so aged and fabulously (i have an underpainting of sepia) mastered! your work is fantastic, leah! :))

Diana Evans said...

wonderful piece...I really enjoy your work and the depth behind it...

Maricarmen Pizano said...

I'm impressed with your work!
I love the delicate detail on each of your pieces.
:)

Isabelle said...

This is amazing. Love the wonderful glow!

timafli said...

It is a very beautifully painted piece and I really like you painted on the old book cover - enhance the mysterious feel of the piece. Cool concept for Easter. Thanks for dropping by my blog: http://timafli.blogspot.com

dianeclancy said...

Very interesting image!!

Thank you for commenting .. and what a riot about the bubbles!

~ Diane Clancy
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Junko Miyakoshi said...

love your delicate lines and colors! awesome!!

daniela said...

Thanks so much for letting me know about the broken IF link! I love the moodiness and ambiguity of this piece. I want to keep looking at it to read its story.

Marion said...

Great style!

Nicole said...

Beautiful and a great metaphor!

lil kim said...

wow, that's awesome! great lighting.

Debbie Egizio said...

This piece is absolutely amazing!!!

Love your work!

johanna said...

you never cease to amaze me. another beautiful piece!

Sandra said...

What a strange but gorgeous painting. Where do you get these ideas? They are certainly unique. And I just love the collaged text and book cover idea. There is so much depth created by the layers -I'd love to see it in person!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Astounded is an understatement! Great work.

Prozacville said...

If you're waiting for some perspicacious comment to hatch from that man's head, you'll be waiting awhile

Prozacville said...

I also agree that the 'execution is way beyond awesome'. Do some people actually speak in this manner.

I guess they do.