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Sunday, August 03, 2008

New work

I had fun doing this. I struggled a bit to get the colors right, but I liked it in the end. It's sort of sad how Disney really dummied down so many old fable/stories. In an older version of the real story, the puppet actually throws the cricket across a wall and kills it. Yikes. I guess killing a cricket though has consequences, and helped the little puppet to get his act together so he became a real boy in the end.


Debbie Schramer said...

Katherine, this painting is incredible. Your art just keeps getting better and better!! I just love it. I like how you use paper, too. Great, great painting. I would say one of your best!!!

coloredsock said...

i LOVE this piece! my new favorite. you're so inspiring...love how you handled every bit, every detail. and i think the color is right on!

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I LOVE the dynamics of this piece.

Pinocchio was never one of my favorite Disney shows... but I like how you have portrayed the story.

Unknown said...

How beautiful a piece! I adore the various patterns you have used to make this so special and uinique.

Linda O'Neill said...

This one made me laugh with that Pinocchio nose! Really gorgeous piece, Katherine.

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Thanks, everyone! Ravenhill, I must go spend time on your site - you make dolls! And you are in Oslo- I lived there in 1981 and studied at a summer session at the University. I have fond memories of your beautiful city!My favorite place was the famous sculpture park, and now be darned I can't remember the man's name - Viegelund?

Sandra Monat said...

to me the colors are perfect. Beautiful piece Katherine!

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