Thursday, September 9, 2010

Poppy Girl

This is my favorite of the altered postcards my sister brought me.

24 comments:

Eva said...

translucent poppy petals -- that's charming! She hides behind them with grace.

Fresca said...

LOVE.

jess said...

I'm not sure which way those buds are heading next! Haha.

kathrin said...

ohhh I like it too, big hugh Kathrin

Giulia said...

Gorgeous. I'm a huge fan of poppies of all sorts. Really very clever.

Celeste Bergin said...

the poppy echoes the shape of her hair..I like that we can see her and not see her

Charles Gramlich said...

The "Flower head" people are most interesting for sure.

jude said...

i love this one. especially the edges.

notmassproduced said...

is it a print or a painting? whatever it is a brilliant alterification! x

ArtSparker said...

Jude- selvage and salvage come to mind.

Notmassproduced- never a print, never photoshopped, always direct on the surface of the original. I just erased about four hours of work from yesterday and need to begin again on one - more distressed than it was before.

Titus said...

Absolutely beautiful, and so resonant of WW1 and the legions of women who never got to marry or have families because... there were no men left of their generation. Buds that never flowered.
And the thousands of widows, of course.

Clowncar said...

I like what Titus said about WWI widows. It made me think of a woman's life blossoming into its own, obscuring her former self.

Jasmine said...

Oh this one is lovely, I like how the hair gives an echo or shadow of the black heart....

Totalfeckineejit said...

Lollipoppy.

Beth Niquette said...

Oooh! GASP! This is incredibly wonderful! Your lovely poppy fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

Wow!

California Girl said...

wonderful color contrasts in this. I also love poppies. we don't have them in N.H.

lettuce said...

this is lovely, perfect "use" (sorry can't think of a better word) of that lovely translucence

and the seed-head and stamens, just like a masque-mask

perfect

Shayna Prentice said...

This is just luminous, Susan! And it matches my mood today perfectly ... have missed 'seeing' you! Happy Day to you!

Tomás Serrano said...

I think it´s great too.

Tomás Serrano said...

I think it´s great too.

Cobalt Violet said...

FanTASTic! My jaw just dropped.
It's eye popping and yet a bit coy and mysterious!

j. said...

It reminds me of a line from Neutral Milk Hotel that goes, "And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes."




it is a very beautiful piece.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, J. I don't know though...one man's/woman's white roses are another's flies.

parisa mahmoudi said...

yes,sooo great,kind a mysterious about her face.