Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A note on the displayed artwork

Wow, two posts in one day...perhaps this will be that beginning of a good habit?

Anyway, I thought I'd write a quick note explaining the significance of the artwork I've chosen for this blog. It is a collaboration between my best friend and myself. Her artwork mainly focuses on the working man, and much of her earlier work depicts scenes in iron foundries, the symbol in these prints being from the trademark of one foundry. She also incorporated Russian text at the top, using a stencil to distance herself from the work rather than personalizing it with her own handwriting and language. On the side panel, in my handwriting, I wrote lines of a poem in charcoal. The poem was written specifically for her work, inspired by her subject matter and techniques, as well as my own personal love of the work of Baudelaire. The collaborative prints we made together symbolize how we can combine our influences and ourselves in one form, also exhibiting how artwork and poetry are really quite similar.

Pretty sexy, huh?