It must be the girlie in me that loves ribbons–but even so, I am trying to strip the ribbon of its girliness to a modern yet still playful form. I’ve been putting them in my last few paintings:
But then I wanted to isolate the ribbon’s form by releasing it from the canvas and other superfluous imagery. I wanted to cut one out of wood. This is one for the guest room, just playing around:
It wasn’t until recently that I had time to make more. Did you see these on Instagram?
I’ve been having fun with the scrap wood by making kissy lips. This one makes me think of Tom Wesselmann.
I made two pairs of the red lips below. Anyone want a pair for your gallery wall? If you do, go to my Instagram and find this photo below, leave a comment telling me where your first kiss was, and I will pick someone from the comments on Friday. I’ll go first: movie theater. Gah, so romantic!