Thursday, January 14, 2010

waking-bed details....


Probably more pictures than you ever wanted of one work- but for those of you who cannot see the exhibit this gives you a good sense of the finished work. I realize I need a few more close detail shots of the figure and the words. When I go teach the workshop in February I can get those.



In general I am extremely happy and excited by this work- I feel like its scale and use of actual object applique opens up an entirely new direction for my work that I am very excited to explore. I love working large and always have leaned towards being more sculptural even in my photography. I feel like these techniques allow me to really start pushing that aspect of my creative practice.
I also really enjoy how the work works from every angle. Yeah!!
Though I will do some small tweaks once it gets back into the studio....



It took forever and I literally was working down to the wire. Painting the work the morning of the opening and embroidering until just one hour before... but it was worth it.
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Tomorrow pictures of the fabulous exhibition connective thread, you will be amazed by the wonderful work included!!!

11 comments:

sophie-elizabeth-hicks said...
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angela simione said...

damn girl! this is amazing! you have totally taken your work to the next level. this is just stunning. so impressive.

Joetta M. said...

thank you so much. I am very excited about the directions this will take me....

Abigail Thomas said...

well done, it looks fantastic!

Joetta M. said...

thank you!!

Brittany Noel said...

Wow, Joetta. This is fabulous!! Everything looks perfect. I love the life size, the realism of it. Next!!

Joetta M. said...

next! exactly, I can't wait to get the time to get started on the next big one... it might be a few weeks of major catch up first.

Brittany Noel said...

Understandable :) You definitely need some chill/germination time (literally, too, heehee!) before you tackle another huge one. Or at least, I would.

Joetta M. said...

but yet.. i am so excited to do it, i think it is almost good that i have to focus on a few smaller things to give myself a little break.
but i have an entire series coming out of this planned....

Snag Breac said...

That is totally amazing! What a gorgeous piece. I love it!
Your work is really exciting.
And I am amazed at how much you seem to get done despite being pregnant! Incredible!
Connective thread looks great too, well done!

Joetta M. said...

thanks snag-
i am trying to keep my momentum going as along as possible so that when the babe comes I can prepare myself to work towards still being in the studio and making work as much as i can. we will see.