"I have lived in a flurry of images, but I will go out in a freeze frame."--Anthony Quinn
When I consider stop motion photography, I can't help but recall the many hours I spent watching Gumby!
While he is indeed an iconic figure, there is not much complexity here... So I have mentally moved on to other icons. I think I will have to created a couple of "frenetic" pieces based on these two!
Not much time to research or write today--I have to get to the gallery because I am meeting Adam Lemmon, the creator of Bad Ass Backpacks, where I will be making a memory. I will be signing 100 backpack flap pieces, as Adam has created an incredible backpack which is made of fabric printed with images from my very first painting. I am so honored to be even a small part of his adventure.
I will close with these words from artist James Rosenquist: "Popular culture isn't a freeze-frame; it is images zapping by in rapid-fire succession, which is why collage is such an effective way of representing contemporary life. The blur between images creates a kind of motion in the mind."
Cheryl Hicks is a writer and an artist. She is happiest when she can combine the two pursuits.