Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pulp Fragments



A quick sneak peek at my pulp update...


At this point in our Pulp Redux collaboration, I am furiously working
in Kim's book "Fragments, Vestiges and Remains."
Previous contributions have all
been historical themes from the artist's homeland.
For my pages, I've chosen the midwest migrant farmers 
of the 1930s featuring portraits of 
human despair taken by Dorothea Lange. 
I have long admired Ms. Lange so I welcomed the opportunity to
create a piece incorporating her extraordinary photographs.

Portraying the daily struggle of the dream vs. reality endured by these
farmers during one of the greatest environmental disasters ever...




These pages with photographs of mothers and their children
will be bound together as a book within Kim's book
so as to appear as an album.

more to follow soon...

19 comments:

alteredbits said...

wow, lady! you have been busy indeed! this is absolutely magnificent!! i love your chosen topic and your work, as always, is awe inspiring! how are you going to get all of that into her book? I couldn't do my other two planned pages due to lack of space... i thought. hah! you are the queen!! those photos are absolutely gorgeous and your work, stunning. every time you create something new i think "this is the most gorgeous thing in the world!"... then go go and create something else. LOVE it all, lady!! (you can send it back to me so i can peek at it) ;)

La Dolce Vita said...

just wonderful Lisa, tragic and lovely all together. a bittersweet journey.

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hi Lisa
yeh people back then WERE so resilient worldwide weren't they? You've given D. Langes's strong earnest images a softness with your embellishing so as they're not in competition with a pile of sparkle & word.Perfect. I like the eyelets btw.

Rainey

Dorthe said...

Oh Lisa, this is terribly beautifull,and terrible and beautifull ,and as alwayes you are doing magic, with your art.This is so stunning, so amazing, Thise fantastic photoes live in your art, and it becomes a whole.
I so love what you are creating alwayes.This is special.
Hugs from Dorthe

Debrina said...

This is sooo beautiful and clever, Lisa!! Omg, I so agree with Alicia - just as we thought you could go no farther (as far as gorgeousness goes), you've done it again!!. Another exquisite piece of work!
Beautiful, sensitive and intelligent - that's you and your art.

ArtPropelled said...

Powerful images and art, Lisa. Wow!

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

This is a really powerful and thought provoking piece Lisa. I love the colours you chose and the stitching. I especially love the nest like circle around the youngs boys head. Your works inspiring and a great addition to Kim's book!

Martina2801 said...

Wow !!! It is beautiful and artistic. Standing ovation from me.

layers said...

wonderful-- you tied a bit of tragic history- woven into your textures and text in a very creative way

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Gorgeous work. Really love the depth, not only with the individual pieces used but emotional as well.

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

WOW. I am blown away. Each page is so hauntingly beautiful. We women are strong, aren't we??

Kim Palmer said...

I love it Lisa. Beautiful photographs, love the mother with the children turning their faces into her shoulders, and the one where they're packing up the truck. What a hard life it must have been for them all, all that struggle and deprevation! The pics blend with your style so well! Absolutely can't wait to see it in person of course and then I get to touch too! Wonderful theme, mwah!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I recognize some of these wonderful photos and often have pondered how I would use them in art pieces. You've done a wonderful job Lisa! The progression of this RR is inspiring to see. Will look forward to the next round of photos.

Lovey said...

You are extremely good at this! I love the look ad feel of the book.

Kerin said...

Hi Lisa!

These are all wondrously fantastic and such a great theme.

I especially love the way you brought focus to the little child within the larger photo. That technique is so cool with the bits of raffia circles and the rivet elements to hold it in place.

Studio Sylvia said...

Lisa your pages are layers upon layers depicting the layers of emotion that formulated the times of that era. Wonderful, wonderful.

Gaby Bee said...

Hiya lady! Outstanding art work and as always wonderfully detailed. I just love the old metal inclusions, the layering and how you have put all the elements together. Simply brilliant! I agree with Alicia, You are the queen!!!

Becca said...

Love your artwork and blog...I'll be back for more!
Becca

Elizabeth said...

This is a tour de force!!! You ahe such an inventive and creative way of putting things together- absolutely stunning use of all of the materials and the use of Dorothea Langes photos is brilliant. I adore the Book the Grapes of Wrath and it is theperfect subject for this piece!!!the You should be extremely proud of this piece and Kim will be completely over the moon!!!
Yet again, I am Totally in awe of Your talents!!!!!!!

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