Sep 1, 2006

Illustration Friday: Safe


I am posting one of my favorite pieces for this weeks Illustration Friday theme Safe. This is Edna. She is not a new piece. In fact she was one of the first 10 pieces I did when this all began in 2004. She hangs in my house and I am not sure I could ever sell the original piece. There may be an Edna2, or 3 someday, but Edna is mine. She has always seemed a bit sad to me. Her eyes say heartbreak, lonliness and despair. I feel like in her large black oval she has found a sort of sanctuary. Peace. Saftey. If we tried to coax her out, I am sure she would fight us. She is home.


Here is pic of where she lives in my home.

6 comments:

Ouissi Gresty said...

This piece is beautiful...her expression is so poignant

Ouissi x

Jess said...

This image is so haunting. Like the layers of life (and lives) revealed.

Tammy Hanna said...

What strikes me is how she looks both vulnerable and defiant. Wonderful image.

murphy girl said...

i agree with tammy, both vulnerable and defiant; she reminds me of anne frank. it's lovely!

lia said...

edna is very expressive indeed and she belongs there. I love her placement on the canvas as well. I have only a few pieces that I've made that I can look at long term but most I hide away...

paola said...

She's one of my favourite pieces of yours as well. I definitely get the Anne Frank comparison.

Do you know who the person in the photo was?