My Art Video-“Prom” + Update #4

Hello!

Uploaded my art video to YouTube.  “Prom” explores social customs/psychological issues/law/culture/sexual exploitation.  Not my usual mode of exploring the universe.    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGTwkH7YutA]

You can view more of the installation on my website:  Prom -Installation Pictures   The picture below is the “carpet” section on which the Prom dress and mannequin are installed.  Each fetus is a linocut print on colored silk-backed with felt and hand “sutured” with embroidery floss.  The floss is manipulated with acrylic medium to form the points of the “barbed wire” that has trapped the young women of the Prom.

I usually employ humor as a template for investigating the subjects that interest me.  My Natural History monoprint etching series is a prime example.  It comes naturally to me-and is a sneaky, teaching tool!  Once you have them laughing…

This video signals a real departure in my work.  I will explore what is important.  I will not edit my beliefs.

More good news on the project completion front: Today I should finish the first of the four 5 x 7 foot panels of “The Man Who Couldn’t Hear Orange.”   The other panels are coalescing into their final versions.  I will post detail pictures-I don’t have a space large enough, at the moment, to get a full shot of the panels.  This too shall arrive when needed!

Have a creative day!

The Man Who Couldn’t “Hear” Orange!

Good Day to all of you!

Made a decision to finish this long standing project.  It has been hanging in my studio space for longer than I care to admit.

Have you ever been waylaid by life? I seem to have had a pattern of getting a tremendous artistic roll-ideas-time-energy! Then “something happens”.  It has been mostly matters of health and family in my case that have precluded my forward progress.  Do men do this?

Time to break out of this old story.  We are always in the middle of real life. Some events do stop one cold-for a while.  I was looking at a very large canvas of mine yesterday.  Remembering the circumstances in which I made it.  Very ill at the time-could only stand up for minutes at a time.  BUT! I really wanted to finish it.  And I did.

Found new resolve.  Hope this inspires away some of your excuses, too.  Let me know-we can all use the encouragement.

The Man Who Couldn’t “Hear” Orange was inspired by a story my father told of a man from the neighborhood.  For more detail pix: go to my website :   http://www.hladikvoss.com/prints.html

Go to Portfolio> It is under the Tactile Print list on the left.  Will be posting more as I finish sections.  The “man” model is my husband, Richard.

Feel free to ask me questions!

Image

This is the main image from Panel #4—

Coming soon! another project needing the final touches.  “Prom”  a video/installation piece.  I’ve even shown this in performance. ( Many thanks to Mary Ellen Croteau, and to Art on Armitage- Chicago, Illinois!). Need to get the “movie” version on YouTube, and finish editing the live version.  Then get  it on my website.  Yes, there are some pix on the website-under Tactile Prints!

Postcard for the Debut Performance