View Full Version : A Falling Within * acrylic

05-21-2001, 10:48 AM
this is acrylic, 8 x 10. It is intended to explore a woman's hair as a visual metaphor for the power her hair has over her self-image. I'm calling this one "A Falling Within". This one uses the hair as a cage, or as perhaps an ivy type plant, subsuming her surface.

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whatcha think?


"I get tired of either sense or nonsense if I am kept very continuously to either and like my mind to undulate between the two as it likes best." --Bagehot to his fiance

05-21-2001, 10:58 AM
I can't wait to see what MichaelRH says; I like the dark underlying textures and how they are worked into sculptured form.
I half expected smoke to emerge from the lips.

05-21-2001, 02:55 PM
My mother would pull a hairbrush out of her handbag immediately upon viewing her! lol... She wears it well!

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

05-21-2001, 02:59 PM
I had to laugh at Jeanine's response!! I think we have the same mother!!!! *LOL*


05-21-2001, 03:02 PM
Mysterious, sensual & tactile - what's not to like? Stunning! Excellent use of dark/subdued colors - makes the brights on the hair and skin all that more exciting.


"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

05-21-2001, 03:05 PM
I found myself musing that this was 8 feet by 10 feet (tell me I'm right). I fell right into this one, very captivating with the color choice and depth of shadow. Great concept. LOVE the hair.

05-21-2001, 03:26 PM
SORRY Z! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif 8 x 10 inches lol

thanks fagan, jeanine, my mom still hollers at me to brush my hair ...

cindy, colleen, jerry- much thanks, always appreciate your insights and feels


"If you understand your painting beforehand, you might as well not paint it." -Salvadore Dali

05-21-2001, 10:16 PM
I like what you've been falling into lately. Keep coming, you are hitting one heck of a stride here. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.

05-22-2001, 12:10 AM
OOOooo Jeanette! Very cool, very mysterious. Somewhat vulnerable and sexy at the same time.

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." -- John Galt, Atlas Shrugged

05-22-2001, 12:13 AM
An interesting idea...I have known women who do hide behind their hair. I like the colors..mysterious and disquieting.