Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Twist of Fate






Here's my latest and largest piece to date. It has a somewhat personal meaning as it's a piece about Hurricane Katrina and what my sister's family went through during and after it. The tent represents New Orleans, formerly flashy and frivolous, then devastated and wilted after the hurricane. The birds are supposed to convey a somewhat spooky element, like the birds perching on the playground bars in Hitchcock's "The Birds" but they also represent life and eventually, hope for the future.  
It stands about 24" high by 20" wide and is constructed of tent canvas, wire, tissue paper, and paperclay. 

13 comments:

snippetgirl said...

Fantastic! You definitely conveyed what you were setting out to do. This is such a clever and interesting piece.

MaygreenFairies said...

Oh I love this piece, you have totally captured the loneliness of this piece, it looks lost and erie. Marvellous! Mandy x

cheryl kuhn said...

Love, love, love this piece!! It is such a great representaion of the phrase and the colors are fantastic. Thanks so much for leaving a comment so that I could find your wonderful blog!
smiles,Cheryl

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Oh WOW! This is wonderful!~~XXOO, Beth

andrea said...

Love the title. Just showed Bryan this new piece and he says thats his favorite. Just looked in your shop, those little portrait pins are great!

windlewood said...

LOVE...LOVE all your new work! The Ferris wheel is spectacular!
Always fun to drop in and see your new thoughts.
Enjoy your creative adventures!
Lenae

Holly Loves Art said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I'd love to see a mini stop-motion movie out of your art!

urban craft said...

Amazing. Wonderful design. Love your work. Thanks!

Britt @ Sweet Sassy Molassy! said...

Your work is absolutely amazing!

xox
Britt

lindaharre said...

Tammy.....You are SO WELCOME! Your stuff is amazing and if the economy were a little better I would have one sitting on my sofa table:)

Laura said...

Very cool!

Jeanee said...

cool!

Emily said...

Tammy - I love the editorial on this one. So clever!

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