I had three ArtPrize favorites.
You saw a hint of this one in my last post.
"Mother Earth" is depicted -- in all her seasons -- in felt.
These dresses were gorgeous, and I'm told by one of the monitors, they were also wearable. I loved the ones with trains.
Every detail was perfect, from the seasonal coloring down to the details.
Having felted before -- and not like this -- I know how time consuming it is to do even a small piece.
This, by Rebecca Lambers, was dazzling.
It was a ceiling installation of silk flowers. The silk was hand dyed, and each flower individually made.
The artist said that if it didn't sell (oh, I hope it does!) that she would dismantle it and sell the flowers individually. I am going to watch her website.
Saving the most remarkable for last, the Mona Lisa series.
On a different graphic, the artist credited about 12 women -- Each one posed with the photographer (Pizzi) and then transformed their prints according to their vision and chosen discipline to interpret the most famous portrait in history.
These are the original portraits and below, some of the variations.
Mona Lisa was depicted any number of ways.
As fiber and painted art.
Painted on glass.
And under glass.
In photography and paper.
And so much more.
This talented group definitely found a muse.
And I was amused and enchanted.
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