Sunday, February 12, 2006

Evolutionary Misgivings

I find illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and pretty much anything Gothic to be really cool. I like the rhythm of repetitive images, even if they only make sense to me, which is usually the case. This piece is part of a series I started called Evolutionary Misgivings. It is meant to question how it could possibly occur to anyone that we evolved from some sort of sea creatures. Or apes. Or whatever; I prefer the Genesis account. But anyway, I meant it merely to be a question-your-faith issue, but it was perhaps not so well received, which is probably why I am storing it in my friend Bill's office. It is the only place on earth more heaped with stuff than my own house. The piece is an unlikely conglomeration of stainless steel, drypoints, and antique wallpaper. I like it, and Bill seems to tolerate it well, and I imagine God will have a thing or two to say about it one day. I hope He likes it.

6 comments:

orangefrute88 said...

it is beautiful. gothic and lovely, and i'm certain He likes it as well :) i like the Genesis version of things better myself.

katat0nik (JaneKL) said...

I think this is the first time I've seen "dark" artwork from you...it's lovely. This is the type of thing you can stare at and not feel bored. Cool stuff!

kittylittered said...

this illustration seems to bridge the gap between the previous one (Simple) and the several collage/dada-ish ones before that.
All your work shares a great degree of delicacy. There's something quiet and fine about it that is very appealing.
really inspiring to see :-)

orion713 said...

This is a beautiful piece of work Natalie. :)

Francesca said...

Lovely, I like gothic too and this piece captures it!

Sal said...

I like this a lot too, the rhythms and repetitions, the darkness - despite being more of an evolution from sea creatures gal myself (kind of see how it could happen in a very basic way, when I'm creating a piece of art that starts as a blank piece of paper and evolves into something else through many forms)

And now I am the proud owner of an Ottoblotto Original I value you work even more!