This is my art piece, Living Nightmare. I made it from a nightmare/fear.
I am deathly afraid of mannequins so I thought this would a good project
to help overcome my fear! The face, arm, leg, and hand are all molds
of me. Mr. Woodcock, my art teacher, helped me come up with the idea
of the broken frame around the canvas.
Because the molds were so heavy, we had to attatch a wooden board
to the back of the canvas to make it a little more sturdy. The body parts
are attatched to the wood board and then pushed through the canvas. Yes,
I had to cut holes in a canvas. It was rather strange to do!
All in all, I really like this piece! I am the first student from Roncalli
to be in the Olympian Art Conference Show four years in a row
and Mr. Woodcock believes it is a record that will stand! He is an amazing
teacher and I will truly miss him next year.
When I brought this painting home, my dad decided that he will hang it above the
stairway. I hope it doesn't frighten anyone on their way downstaires in the
middle of the night!