Friday, December 01, 2006

Limited Vision

I've been working with Michael Newberry for the last few weeks and this is almost the end of my first full piece as a result of his mentorship. I'm trying to sum up my experience of being in a country where women are very much second class citizens, and where, as westerners, we are extremely limited in what we can do and see.

So here is "Limited Vision" (working title).
Charcoal on Rives Paper, full sheet.


MrsSnowy said...

Anita - if this is the paper you've been having trouble with, it doesn't show. A beautiful piece of work. I love the texture and the shadows and the light and the composition and the symbolism. Also envy you Michael's mentorship. - Robyn

dd said...

What a beautiful drawing. Love the lights and darks.

Anita said...

Robyn - thank you for coming by. Trying to make my work have more meaning through concepts.

dd - Thank you for dropping by!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Anita - Even knowing that this is your doorway, I love how it has such abstracted shapes. Pulling my eye down to the floor also give great meaning to your work. Don't make eye contact...I am wanting to fly out that door, screaming to the world. You have such patience.

blumoon said...

Honestly Anita, I didn't think your drawing could get any better. That is astounding!
About this Michael Newbury thing ... is it some kind of on-line course? Details Please. :)

blumoon said...

Forgot to ask ... can you elaborate on 'art having meaning through concept? For us bohemian heathens. LOL.

vivien said...

I really like this - as has already been said, the composition, the abstract shapes and the skill - and also the underlying idea and mood that comes through strongly.

Mary said...

Anita, as always this is superb rendering and very meaningful. Yes, it is your doorway and it is open but I can't help seeing the stone column that in a way, is an obstacle to freedom. Very good symbolism!

Anita said...

Blu - I sent you email about conceptual art and Michael's programme. I hope you got it.

Vivien - thank you.

Mary - Its funny how once you mention symbollism people start thinking about the piece more and put in their own interpretations - I think that it makes it all worth the struggle seeing others interact with your art!

blumoon said...

Hi Anita,
yes I got your e-mail. Thank you so much. I shall respond within the next few days ... things are a bit crazy right now.
Cheers :)

Judi said...

Hi Anita!
I posted here yesterday--wonder what I did? LOL

What I had said thoug was that I think the title is sooooooo perfect!
You are an amazing artist!

Jay Donovan said...

Anita, I have been meaning to stop in and see what you are up to with your art but time has made me its prisoner lately and apparently, I am now owned by Australians!

Let me say that I am glad that I waited for you to post these last pieces and I think that of everything you have produced, forks included, that these are your best because they are shouting out how you feel at this point in time. I don't think any artist can achieve a better result when faced with one's own personal challenges and frustrations.
Don't get lost on your way back to us. We hold you dear and miss you very much.

all artwork is copyright of Anita Murphy 2006/2007/2008/2009