This man with a tie, some pens, many chins and some hair did not know himself. He cried up to the sky, "Sweet universe, reveal to me who I really am!"
Suddenly an angel with a tassel of hair, some flaps and some dots appeared. It hovered just above the man's eyes and calmly declared, "You have always known who you really are but you have forgotten. I can remind you but you will always be your true self from now on. You will never be able to return to the person you and others thought you should be. Are you ready?"
"Oh YES!" exhaled the man. In a flash (and a smokey pop) the angel was gone. The man looked down and saw he was now wearing different clothes! Sort of a cloak fastened together below his chin. He touched his face and head and he was different! He could feel strips of skin swinging from his head as he moved. He looked into the mirror to see his real self. He loved what he saw and he felt good and right.
The opening was a huge success with a great turn out of good, art loving folks! We had some sales and a very successful and fun raffle with the lucky winner enjoying a framed piece by David, a framed piece by me and 3 local beers from KONGEBRYG, lovingly hand decorated by David!
We didn't know what the assembled piece would look like until the day of the show when we brought our head halves to the gallery to stick in a frame! We only knew where we should draw the eyes, nose, mouth and top and bottom of the head. We were really surprised to see how it turned out! I've been involved with other Exquisite Corpseprojects you can check out here. It's usually one person doing the head, then others doing the torso and legs. This was the first "head only" I've done and it was great.
I'll have about 15-20, framed (mostly A3-size), ink-on-paper pieces at the Ram Ind Gallery, in Næstved, Denmark from January 17-February 26, 2014. The opening festivities will be on Friday, Jan. 17 from 5-9pm.
The exhibition is called "Husmorkunst (Housewife Art)."
Also exhibiting with large and midsize canvasses will be oil painter and tattoo artist David Troest (Denmark). David is a monster painter and he paints monsters! And he paints them beautifully!
Come on down for a definite "Creature Feature" experience and pick up some quality affordable art for your club house!