Sunday, January 11, 2009

tactile self-portrait

Why do I use my image so often? Perhaps do I love too much myself? Perhaps do I am narcissist? This is not a great self-esteem mixed with cult of myself!
I am the only human model that I have at hand!And it is very fun to play with my own image, You too,try and play with your image!

This painting is called Icon.
I have played with the Byzantine painting, rich of gold and metallic contrasts.
I have added a 'tactile' element made with yarn of wool and silk. Also the painting that I used is very tactile: the layers of color are similar to lumps. I did not glue the yarn everywhere because I wanted the yarn to move in the air.
The child above the head is the new, new ideas, the change.The butterflies... I simply adore them, but They are also very common symbols!
For me, a Painting is created for the eyes and hands...and a little for the ears, the yarn rustles in the wind!


Sandra Evertson said...

Happy New Year to You!
Sandra Evertson

Sonia said...

Oh so beautiful...I enjoy seeing what you will come up with next.


Sonia ;)

B.Valianti/myth maker said...

Beautiful, Stefania! I think it's wonderful how you use your face. Faccia bella!

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

Very Lovely piece of art Stef, and lovely woman too:) I like the mixed media, very creative!!


As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

How fun, Stef! I love the colors and the texture and of course the butterflies.

Sue said...

Stef, this is amazing! Gorgeous piece of mixed media art (you model is
lovely too *smiles*)


Jgy said...

Beautiful explorations.
What a wonderful colorful and playful way to get to know thy self.

3rdEyeMuse said...

you, butterflies, brilliant colors & all that texture ... could we possibly ask for more?!? fantastic piece. wish I could touch it. :)

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Designs by CK said...

FUN piece and happy birthday month Capricorn lady!

Hope I did not miss it!!! :-)


Toshi said...

I love the texture and the fuschia color!! Very powerful!

sjdesigns said...

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