Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Still Life With Armadillo
I used to work in motion pictures and television as an art director back before I became a mom, and my husband still works in motion pictures. As such, we've attended a lot of prop sales over the years, and acquired some unusual things. One of those things was a stuffed armadillo. Now, armadillos aren't native to North Carolina where we now live, but I understand they are quite the road kill specimen in parts west of here. Still life pieces are not my forte. As a matter of fact, I hate them. I always set them up and think, "Man, that looks contrived." Maybe I just need to do something a little quirkier in order to make it interesting. So I decided one day that the stuffed armadillo had found its calling, and I set up various poses with the poor guy. I meant to do several, but that's how it is with good intentions; however, I did manage this one. I sold it a few years ago, so if you happen to own this piece and see this blog, I hope you will drop in and tell me where you hung the piece. I hope you didn't put it in the guest bath.