I have often wondered where artists gain their inspiration from.
How do their Muses speak to them?
So, I was fascinated when I opened up the April 1 edition of The Washington Post and saw a piece of work done by the artist Annie Kielman and entitled “Furl”. Here is a description of that piece from the article…
For “Furl,” Kielman has decorated a torso with tufts of tightly rolled magazine pages that seem to pierce the figure all over. Like a patchy skin condition or a bodice, the cigarette-size rolls hug the woman’s torso. The new topography that these tubes of paper create does not respond directly to the feminine form that they inhabit.
That sounded familiar. Tubes of rolled up paper placed on objects. Hmmm…where had I seen that before?
Oh right, my daughter Ophelia has been clamoring for this toy ever since she saw it on television.
I would be curious to know if Kielman’s Muse comes in the form of commercials seen on Nickelodeon.