Death becomes her, bunny #13, 6x8"
I am at a bit of a loss for words here. I haven't been this happy in months and the cause of my joy is a dead rabbit.
I find it really odd that the bird has always been male in my head, as are the glass and ceramic bunnies...but this dead rabbit was instantly a "her"...
The dead rabbit felt soft, feminine in some way. The man-made objects (glass, ceramic, concrete) felt less feminine. Those objects felt like they are separate from me - things that I was trying to grasp, hold on to, figure out... The dead rabbit feels more connected to me, feels like it is an extension of me, feels like something that I understand and don't need to figure out because I know what it is. It is so weird that the dead bunny makes me happy, looking at it and painting it calmed me, while the glass and ceramic objects make me feel like I'm on a mission.
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Lora Marie Durr
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
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