Thursday, June 3, 2010

IF:Slither

I've created a slithery snake dress for this week's Illustration Friday submission.  Click on the image for a better look.  The word "slither" makes me shudder, and I wanted to address that  visceral, physical response in my drawing.  Snakes are my absolute worst, over-the-top, fear.  When I go outside part of my brain is on snake alert at all times, whether I'm hiking on a remote trail, walking across the front yard, or crossing a busy street in downtown Boston.  You can never be too vigilant.  This lady seems rather comfy in her snake dress, though, and is clearly not a fellow ophidiophobe.   

My show at Three Graces Gallery opens tomorrow!  The fabulous Kim Ferreira, who owns and operates the gallery (and who is also a fantastic painter), shares my love of whimsy.  She has some really cool plans for the installation, and I'm dying to see the end result!

And have you seen these illustrations of craigslist "missed connections" by Sophie Blackall?  I heard about them last week on NPR's All Things Considered.  Needless to say, I'm smitten.

4 comments:

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Congratulations on your exhibit! I live an hour from Portsmouth. Will try to get out there. The work looks great!

I like that you addressed your fear in your illustration. She seems unruffled! Anything is possible.

Rrramone said...

This is slitherriffic!!

Virginia said...

thanks for commenting on my post - your snake 'dress' is awesome!! definitely visceral!! and i am glad you like the Dress Project!! I loved having my dresses at the arsenal!! & lastly congrats on your show at the three graces gallery. It looks lovely - wish i could come to the opening. I am going to try to get there during the show - love Portsmouth!! have fun & peace!

Alina Chau said...

WICKED!