Friday, April 24, 2009

Dark Artists Guild Quarterly Challenge Piece



I finished my DAG second Quarterly Challenge piece today!!
yippee!
I was not sure if I was going to participate in this one as the theme was
What does dark mean to you
well, usually I don't like to put to much thought into my projects and tend to go with humor over serious, so I think I will explain how this all came about.
I have been slowly working on a barbie redux project. I started this when I saw a call for art from the talented Patricia Anders.
I actually had started this last month.
then my Mom called me the beginning of this week and told be about a Oprah episode she watched.
it was about monsters, not the kind I make, but real monster who harm children, and do unimaginable things to them for money, and to feed a sickness
if you want to read the piece about this here it is
but I am going to give you all a heads up first, it is horrible, beyond horrible, and totally ripped my heart out. I can not stop thinking about it and every time I do my eyes well up. so....
this is what dark means to me and this is my piece that I made after the phone call I got from my mom.

9 comments:

Zan Asha said...

Nicole, I've said it before...and I'll say it again--you are AMAZING! I couldn't even finish reading the Oprah piece and I think the work you came up with has such depth..I already thought some of the side show stuff you are doing is sort of a departure for you but this...am in awe, girlie!

Sugar Donkey Dolls said...

Wow you nailed it. This is very eerie, I think I might have nightmares. But well done as always, you are a fantastic sculptor.

Pattee said...

Wow Nicole... I don't know what to say...
You did a very good job of putting this sculpt together and yes this also would mean "What does dark mean to you".... It's hard to believe that an 18 yr old would do this... something you don't want to think about....

Caroline said...

She is creepy cool :)

Mealy Monster Land said...

hey thanks you guys! your comments mean a lot. :)
this is so different from what I normally do & I was a little hesitant to post the meaning behind it, but, it is really the only thing I can do to "help"to bad I can't wake up tomorrow with super heroes abilities and kick some ass. lol, oh well.
:) Nicole

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Nicole, fantastic Job on this DAG Challenge. You are truly amazing as person and as an Artist.. Job well done my friend. WOW!

3rdEyeMuse said...

can't click the link ... just can't ... though you definitely captured dark in this piece.

Joanna Thomas said...

A wonderful imaginative piece! I love it!

denise said...

oooooooooh I Like I Like!! Very cool.