Thursday, August 28, 2008
Dinah gave me this painting. I love it. It was for an assignment at college: you were supposed to do a painting of a really bad dream you've had. That's an elephant chasing her in front of our house, under water. At first I thought about animating it, but I think it's stronger just still. It wasn't for an art class-- rather one of those freshman get in touch classes that I don't understand. I wonder what the elephant represents, other than a large fear. Notice how she gets the joints of the elephant's legs right, even though the painting has such a primitive feeling.
This is a picture of Dinah recolored in Painter. I drew it when she was five. We used to take sketchbooks out onto a rocky point in Colorado and draw together.