Well, the mixed media piece, called Taboo, was constructed with paint and shredded pornography! At the time I first saw it, I was sourcing pink artwork for a client's nursery so it was obviously out of the running for that, but I was still intrigued by the piece and was dying to see it in person. After sitting in my bank of Favorites on Etsy, I finally bit the bullet on bought it last week.
It arrived last night and it's definitely a piece that pulls you in! It's almost like a sordid version of a Where's Waldo drawing in that you find yourself scanning for the conspicuous, illicit details. It's very intricate and the slivers of the dirty magazine pages really just contribute to the movement and texture and don't provide any offending imagery (which was a relief). Clearly, the dogs are unfazed by the scandalous art...
Morli Wilcox is the artist that created Taboo and as this small world would have it, she's actually from the neighborhood that I live in now (she lives in Missouri now)! We got to chat a bit through Etsy about the coincidence. I just love that Etsy connects you directly with the artist...it makes the artwork that much more special when you get firsthand background about the piece and its creator.
Anyhow, I'm excited about the piece and as you can see from the above pics, it's sitting on my desk until I decide where to hang it. I'll probably keep in my office because I like how the colors work in there. What do you think of it? I'm dying to get a reaction, so please share your thoughts! And of course, have a great weekend!