Title: July 22, 8pm
Medium: Cut paper and Acrylic painting on Bristol paper
Size of Original: 13×13″
Size of outer frame dimensions: 19×19″
Framed with a 2″ white mat and black frame with wood grain on outside, non-glare museum glass and backing.
An original Cut Paper work on bristol by Rachel, using small pieces of up-cycled magazine paper, adhered to thick Bristol paper with details accentuated in acrylic paint. Varnished with UVLS to prevent colors from fading.
This piece shows a young woman wearing a bright hat whose eyes have aged decades beyond the rest of her face. A single tear drips from her chin as she looks ahead. Pathways, flowers and clouds swirl behind her, repeating the wavy lines in her hat. A date is stamped on her dress, “July 22, 8 p.m.,” revealing that the memory of this date is what has aged her beyond her years. Was she born a girl? What happened to age her? Is she attending a funeral? A wedding? What story do the galaxies, ropes and other forms in her dress tell? Much is left to interpretation in this evocative portrait.
Unframed original art.