Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"She is (I AM) Light" A work in progress Part 10: The Double Helix Eludes Me

"She is (I AM) Light" a work in progress
05/25 I have a vision in the shower of a DNA double helix down the center of her golden body. My friend Heather explains to me what the DNA double helix represents (Two in one) and I actually jump up and down in excitement at how perfectly the definition fits this piece. I search the web for images of the double helix and actually find a "how to draw a double helix" video but despite numerous tries, I am unable to mock up a version that connects to the vision. I am frustrated.
"She is (I AM) Light" a work in progress
05/27 Sketching ideas with pencil and paper
"She is (I AM) Light" a work in progress
...and trying out more ideas in ProCreate app. The double helix idea has been scrapped and I try new ideas which include obscuring the white body mantras with yellow then painting over the yellow with black in a pattern which leaves a yellow lightning bolt (crack) pattern down her center. (Splitting her open)
"She is (I AM) Light" a work in progress
I come up with this pattern and love it until I realize that it would be somewhat of a challenge for me to replicate in paint. The design holds no personal meaning to I scrap it.
"She is (I AM) Light" a work in progress
I go back to black with the crack then imagine writing my list of "I AM THAT" items on the right half  - I AM COURAGEOUS I AM BEAUTIFUL I AM BRILLIANT I AM SEXUAL I AM BRAVE I AM RESOURCEFUL I AM ALL THE THINGS I SEE IN YOU AND YOU ARE ALL THE THINGS YOU SEE IN ME and tiny white mandalas on the left side. I go to bed imagining that this is how I will proceed.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of this work. JUNE 7TH SAVE THE DATE! First Friday in June is when this exhibit will open. It will then be on display until July 3rd.

You can also view all my photos from this project on Flickr. 

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