Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I finished John Lennon and I am very happy with it. I wanted to show what he might have in his mind. I cut the top of his head off and angled it so it would look like his thoughts were pouring out. This piece was inspired by someone asking me 'what goes on in your head?'. I used among other things, an image of a piece of his artwork, and a song in his handwriting.
For the background I printed the words to my favorite song 'Imagine' all in small letters except for the word Imagine. The black ribbon is for balance and because he is gone from us.
This is an 8x10 canvas. I am thinking of doing a series of these about people who interest me. I will call it 'Headshots.'

This is the body of the wire haired dolls head. I made plugs to go into the ends of her arms from paper clay. I used 2 part epoxy to connect them. Tomorrow I am going to buy a dowel rod to fit into her head and it will get mounted. Then she will be done. Except that I haven't decided about the jewel in her navel.

So what do you think, jewel or no jewel?


Mar said...

i LOVE her little arms and hands!!

do the headshots series that will be so interesting to watch!
well everything is interesting to know how i mean tho

Dawn said...

Definitely jewel...

I am like Mar I think you should do the HEADSHOT series, the John Lennon one is fantastic so go for it...
I want to see them evolve

Lumilyon said...

This has a great Pop Art, Peter Blake feel about it which is so right for Lennon. Great work on this site, just so much to look at!