This will be something of a bumper post, but if I’m to keep to the schedule and finish with a grand finale on Christmas Eve, needs must!
Anita Mills has created this very elegant, crisp ‘Balletphabet’, using, of course, ballet positions combined with the letters.
And she kept very tightly and effectively to the colour brief!
You may remember Eve Jones’ lovely, lively portraits of Jack at the Artlog back in August. Eve jumped into the Alphabet Soup with enthusiasm, and came up with these six splendid avian drawings, making the letters part of the birds or their surroundings in a very inventive and original fashion. We think the girl will go far in her art!
Another very promising young artist, clearly with a love of words to boot, is Florence, a friend of Shellie’s. She heard about the exhibition and saw Shellie’s pieces for it, said ‘Ah, alliteration!’ , and though it was rather late in the day to submit, turned out these three pictures:
B – A Beautiful ballerina balanced beautifuly at the ballet show
F – Fluttering fairies frollicking across a flowery field
G – Giant giraffe gobbling and guzzling at bright green leaves
Though executed quickly, there is some delightful and witty detail in these pictures, which show a fine understanding of the spirit of the exhibition. Thanks Florence!
With more alliteration, these are Lucy’s (my) contribution to the feast: an edible alphabet, line-drawings cut out and pasted onto coloured papers, which got around the problem, as I found it, of the colour element. I managed six, and here I confess I was in fact finishing the last one today (curator’s perks, I reckon, to overshoot the deadline, though perhaps not by that much…).
(I did in fact come up with ideas and word phrases for the whole alphabet, which I’ll try to post at my blog later…)
Thanks again for visiting this exhibition, many more good things still to come…
(Lucy Kempton, standing in for Clive.)