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Have a Heart

Posted in Art, Drawing with tags , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2009 by katievautour

This piece is not quite as successful (I think) but in the same vein as the Christmas skeleton. The shadow and light worked out better in the first one, but I can work with this.

This guy looked quite pitiful and lovelorn until I added the top hat and bow tie. Now he’s a cocky bourgeois capitalist who’s trying to win his love’s heart with glittery jewelry and a box of chocolates.

You can decide if he’s sincere or not.


Drawing On Cardboard: A Skeleton with Coffee and a Cell Phone

Posted in Art with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2009 by katievautour

Starbucks Skelly

I like putting skeletons in situations which are normal for modern people–in this case, drinking an overrated, overpriced coffee while talking on a cell phone. It draws attention to the actions of the skeleton rather than emphasizing the subject as a figure, as would be the case if  the image of the skeleton were substituted with a depiction of a living body.

Anyway, I dropped this one in front of a Starbucks on a busy street and went and sat inside by the window for a while. After a few hours a person who was walking by looked at the drawing, then grabbed it and carried it away. I almost wish I knew where they took it, a tiny part of me was sad it disappeared, but this was also an experiment in being able to let go of my art. Recently some pieces of my work were wrecked, and to consciously leave this work in a very vulnerable place helped reconcile that issue.

And away it went.

Skeleton on Street

Photo of the drawing on the street. It blended in pretty well, about half the people who walked past didn’t seem to notice it. I am highly amused by the abandoned sheet of cardboard beside my drawing in the photo below.

Skeleton Drawing on Street

Funny enough, directly across the street from this a camera crew was filming a group of students on the corner, who are just slightly out of frame in this photo. I think Skelly here might have managed to get some time in the limelight.