Nov 6, 2010
Audacity - by MA
When Audacity arrived to visit with me, I knew immediately what she wanted.
She wanted to be riding on an octopus!
Well, after a lot of finagling, she got her desire.The octopus was initially created with felt, which was then stuffed, gessoed and painted with several coats of paint to come as close as I could to the lovely green colour that Audacity already had. Each of her tentacles has nine pairs of sequins (held on with beads) for the suckers. Her eyes came from my stash of teddy bear eyes. I left Audacity's torso unattached so that subsequent artists could add a skirt or whatever they felt she needed.
'Atlantis, though lost, still lives"
Page two includes multiple layers of acrylic paint and yarn which was drawn through a white glue & water solution before attaching to the paper. Each strand was then painted. A plastic altered fish and some sand completed the page.