Questionable Motifs in Art
I don’t know why, but I take perverse pleasure in painting unexpected things on beautiful silk. A few years ago, I kept putting ants across the hems of sophisticated silk scarves. This year it’s frogs and motorcycles. This bright orange frog is on view at my 1000 Markets shop.
I’ve blogged about my motorcycles before, but just finished the last of them for the Dakota Art Gallery in Sturgis, South Dakota; you know, the place that has the huge motorcycle rally where John McCain offered up Cindy during last year’s presidential campaign? (It’s one of the most memorable moments in campaign history.)
I was inspired by some medieval tapestries at the Cloisters in New York last winter to design this scarf with large color areas . . . but then the sixth grader in me insisted on decorating it with symmetrical frogs. This one’s also going to the Dakota Gallery.
I’m afraid I must’ve got too weird when I decided to put a snarling monkey on this pretty pink and blue lotus scarf. It’s one of the few things that’s been around for years, unsold.