|Green Frog 2015 j. c. phillipps|
I have a show coming up in March in the Children's Department of our town library. I booked the show before I had a single piece of art I wanted to display. Sure, I could have popped up some stuff that I have lying around, but it's one wall and it's all mine. I wanted a brand spankin' new collection that was fun for the environment and cohesive.
After some brainstorming, I decided to do another color series. Only this time they are BIGGER and they will all feature animals. (This is the previous color series.)
If nothing else, I just love how these things look on a wall. So bold and colorful. But that's me thinking about the collection as a group. Each, of course, has to be a stand-along singular piece of art.
I was most inspired by a green frog, so I started there. Actually, I started with a completely different idea for a green frog, but then I did some frog research on Pinterest and came across this...
... painting by Akitaka Ito. I thought it was so great and I got so excited about it, I changed my original sketches and reworked the collage to what it became.
So, in addition to all the pieces featuring animals, I think all the animals will be anthropomorphic as well. Fun, fun!
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