How often do we think of ourselves in terms of our body? Do we see us as we are when we look in the mirror? Do we feel ashamed, guilty, wrecked even or do we feel that we embody something? dDo we do justice to our body? Such queries started popping up in March when I made one of my usual visits to Connie Solera's Dirty FootPrints Studio who often puts me into trouble with some self-nibbling queries. She is one of my favourites, mind you, she doesn't know though.
I have been following her for a long time now. I have watched all her 21 Secrets conversations and I have enjoyed everyone of them. It was there I had seen and heard Bebe Butler for the first time and loved her, she would live in the heart of the art sorority. So when Connie started 'emBODY' it was a little bit of self-awakening... in a really nice way. I started looking at me in bits and parts...all fragmented!
Though I couldn't complete the whole list because of my travel to Dubai and then our moving to a new apartment in Ernakulam (now I finally have a room of my own for creation!!) I did try some and here it is...
these aren't my lips! its from a photo!
So which one did you like???
The complete list was this:(I shall complete the list sometime hopefully)
What a fascinating challenge! Your art is very original and creative.
Good job. I think it would be hard to make body parts into interesting creations.
wow - what innovative art projects and challenge! Gorgeous pieces Deepa. For some reason I am most drawn to the first one. So happy for you to have a new home with your own creative space! Happy PPF!
Something very different Deepa - I really like what you painted and your choice of colours.
The painting of your hands appeals most especially (seeing that you asked :D)) Cheers and Happy PPF!
Loved them all!
But to answer your question the feet win by a mehndi line :)
Loved the paintings a lot Ma'am.
Such an interesting project, Deepa and so glad you have a private room now! There is something so magical about all your creations, each one a unique 'emBody' of the theme. I loved the hands one especially, though it was really tough to pick out just one. :)
Deepa ~ they are all wonderful ~ my favorite is the hands ~ lovely and mystical ~ ^_^
Very creative start to an interesting challenge.
I like them all! But the one with the hands is maybe the winner.. such a lovely dark blue in the background, both on the one with the hands and the first one with the lungs. Also I like the red color.
Deepa, so much talent here this week in your art! All are so creative and good. I am fascinated by the respiratory one and the heart one. Great job. And how nice that your new place has a room for your creative endeavors.
Interesting works, Deepa. They are all nice; each seem to have so much to say. :)
This looks like a really interesting challenge! I guess we often think of your bodies mainly when something is wrong with them, an illness, or about the things we don't like about it. All your paintings are wonderful, but I especially like your lungs and heart pieces.
you have a wand that you dip in your paint and sway spells on the paper...
great and interesting work :)
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