Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Glinda - Wizard of Oz

Et voilá! :D Here's the final result for my Tribute Piece for the Wizard of Oz Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus starting on March 16th: Not in Kansas Anymore. If you know me (and I think you may) you know I LOVE BUBBLES. So obviously, a fairy that TRAVELS BY BUBBLE is bound to drive me insane with joy. And for me, this is the case with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North/South depending on whether you're going by the book or the movie. And again, though I tried to keep her puffiness and glitteriness and sparkliness from the movie, I also tried to bring back the royal attitude and serenity from the book - in which, incidentally, she's all in white. And of course, since she's the one who sets stuff in motion (let's try and forget the unsettling article in Cracked that I love but it's not really canon), we need to have the main four: Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

This is a book that I loved as a child and a movie I must confess I discovered in adulthood, AFTER reading Wicked and seeing the musical. Nevertheless, I adore it. The Lollipop Guild has my full support. So I was really, really happy to be able to partake in this exhibition.

If you're in the Alhambra, CA area around March 16th, go and take a look!!! And let me know how it went- other AMAAAAZING artists are exhibiting too... send me pictures!!! And tell me how the golden paint works out ;D

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