New composition in the Metamorphosis series is coming along. I found all the props I wanted except one. Still chasing down calla lilies, which tend to be offered in mega wedding/funeral amounts. Fortunately good friends with florist wholesale access are going to give me a hand.
Like most of my ideas, it started off vague, became much too complicated, and, between the attrition of what I can’t find and the inspiration of what I’ve stumbled across, has developed its own shape.
Making it to the final round – a vintage Royal manual typewriter, red and black ink typewriter ribbon, three variations on ribbon tins/boxes, newspapers (intact and shredded). Typewritten letters, from the adoption agency to my parents. Possible additions a silver candle stick, hourglass, and crystal ball.
Considering a black and white drapery, velvet brocade, or embroidered, and of course the elusive calla lily, for funereal allusions. The typewriter has passed on.
Palette is like the old joke – what’s black and white and read/red all over? An embarrassed zebra.
What, you never told jokes in second grade?