Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Thinker

 The blank head in my studio has joined it's friends now.  
I wanted to show you the finished piece:
The Thinker
Keeping a blank head in my studio was not easy.  Every time I saw it I thought about what to cover it in.  I thought it would be great covered in buttons, or sequins or fabric.  I thought about using feathers, beads and vintage pattern paper.  I contemplated slicing it in half, turning it into a piggy bank or even trying to see if I could attach it to a body.  I could not stop thinking about her and therefore she became the thinker. 
I filled her head with good thoughts.
Carmi Cimicata
April 2012
 The original sat in my studio for several week.  I could not imagine what to do with it.
Bizzy B's owner Barb has given them to several artists in the hopes of generating funds for a special school.
 I finally got some tissue and colour onto it.
 The gold paint and fabric leaves were my favorite additions.
The Thinker is going to be auctioned this month at Bizzy B in Toronto.
Join us in-store on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 7:00 PM for the kick-off!
The silent auction will run from May 25 to June 3.
All proceeds will support a great cause: Western Technical School's innovative Cyber Arts Program.
You can see some of the other heads here.

2 comments :

Susan Williamson said...

This is gorgeous. Can't wait to see all the heads together. Thanks for the link to Bizzy B's.

Eileen Bergen said...

Stunning, Carmi!

I hope the auction gets lots of publicity and brings in tons of money.

This head is quote a showpiece. I love the gold and trailing vines too. They're what first caught my eye.