Monday, July 26, 2010

Portraits of St. Louis Artists: Sandra Marchewa

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I like Sandra Marchewa's work and her personality, too. We met for the first time at last year's studio open house: in the portrait I made her face and art are full of whimsy. She has some new work this year, notably this piece with little portraits of friends affixed to lighters. Some of the people have died. On those lighters, Marchewa has changed the logo BIC to RIP. The objects are encased in resin. I couldn't photograph her next to it - the glare was too severe. So we decided to use the situation to our advantage and place her in the reflection. It worked, or we think so.
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6 comments:

T. Becque said...

I like the creative way you chose to show her and her artwork.

cieldequimper said...

The RIP lighters are creative, they do make a change from candles in the wind.

Yes, we are familiar with the tea parties that seem to bring out the best in Americans. The press have kept us informed, but if you were to poll the French, I'm not sure all of them would know!

Olivier said...

une belle idée de création et d'hommage de la part de Sandra et puis bravo cela donne un beau portrait

Virginia said...

Very creative. Interesting work indeed!
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Tracy said...

I like this a lot. Very creative.

Steffe said...

Ha, very different portrait.