Monday, April 26, 2010

MA GRAND-MERE EST MORTE


Ma Grand-mere est morte, oil on canvas, transfer and collage

The background for this work was started for another series, but I changed my mind and decided to create something new. The image of my grandmother was taken in 1953. This is the picture that I have in my mind of her. Mostly I remember her dark wavy hair. She died when i was seven. A wonderful little french book that contained a collection of work by children was on sale at a local book fair. For this project I used some of the text from it.

I will be sending this collage to the 6x6x2010 show at RoCo (Rochester Contemporary Art Center) in upstate New York. All images must be 6"x 6" in size and will be sold for $20. This is an international call for entries and all work will be displayed anonymously. Last year there were over 3000 pieces by 1200 artists from 17 countries. It sounds like fun.

1 comment:

  1. Another true Patricia Sahertian piece. I'm telling you - in an art lineup (like a criminal lineup) I could pick out which art is yours. You've really defined your vision, without becoming repetitive. The colors in this piece are wonderful (and, since I'm lucky enough to have seen it in person) the flocked quality of your grandmother's hair is really unique.

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