Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Patio Art #2: The Skull of Love

I was intrigued by Esbee's suggestion of following up my first contribution to patio art (Have a Nice Day on Dirty Concrete) with a power-wash drawing of "calaveras" (the Spanish word for "skulls"). Interesting... I could draw the bad-ass tattoo that I never gave myself on my patio! Sort of like vicarious wish fulfillment.

In any case, I drew this one yesterday:

Title: La Calavera de Amor
("The Skull of Love")
There was some intention of making this more bad-ass, but in the end I decided to draw lots of hearts around the skull, in the hopes that these happy, friendly touches would make my neighbors less scared/concerned about why I was drawing skulls on the patio.

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...Epilogue/Coda: What now? I have learned some interesting techniques for drawing on concrete with water since the first sketch, and it has been an exciting journey. Unfortunately my patio now looks something like a page of doodles and scribbles created by an 8-year-old, and it is time to clean the slate. Unfortunately, I am now learning that removing patio art is harder than creating it. Next step: Learning How to Remove Patio Art!

7 comments:

Esbee said...

It looks a little Lisa Frank. The hearts and all.

sarahsouth said...

awww snap!

-DW- said...

Hey, if I can make millions selling skulls adorned with hearts to 8-year-old girls or whatever, count me in. I'll sell out, I swear.

mandy v said...

Ha--I laughed out loud at the hearts addition.

Pamphilia said...

I think this is awesome. Especially with all that rosemary in the background. You're a few weeks short of Dios de los Muertos anyway.

-DW- said...

Showcasing the rosemary was nice right? Also, the Dios de los Muertos thing did in fact cross my mind. What an interesting little holiday...

SueMo said...

Maybe it is time for the 12 Days of Christmas?