Monday, February 2, 2009

She's not gonna do it, is she???

The Joseph's coat will be finished this afternoon.
What is this woman up to?














For Heaven's sake, what are you doing?








Now, this can dry nicely.



Aftermath, February 3rd

When I look at it now after drying, the acrylic paint has become darker; it is not obvious at first sight, but it is stiff and quite disturbing, yes, it does look a little shocking. Right, and this is intended. It is to make this old, old tale come alive. I had the intention to create a piece of evidence. A crime happened. And crimes go on. Although I use symbols of judaism, I try to move away from a one-sided point of view.
Part of the crime was to abuse parental care for selfish revenge. The killing is pretended. Deception. Another crime.
I created this as a kind of offering. I have sewed for hours and hours and then spilt acrylic paint over it. This is my offering. As I hang it up, I see it as a kind of magic reminder, a fetish of parental love and mourning. And I erect it as a memorial of this.

10 comments:

Carmen Rose said...

You are VERY brave! You'll have to model it for us now!

Diane said...

That was scary! *grin*

Martine said...

I still love it very much and your story only ads to it.

fontainefleurie said...

although you didn't noticed it, I have been following the make of this coat. This bloody paint is really the plot of your story, very brave and very stunning. A real piece of art.. Dorie

Azulita said...

This is an amazingly powerful piece. Very well done.

Rayna said...

This is a work of art that comes from your soul: wrenching, vivid,personal,universal. It is indeed powerful.

ArtSparker said...

A little Shiva in that, creating and destroying.

Judy said...

....and rightly so!
It couldn't have ended any other way.

xo

jude said...

speechless.

artistsjournal said...

Eva this is incredible. I wanted to say the word "brave," but everyone already said it. Just amazing and beautiful.