Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Girl Pearl


Here she is! From the murky depths of my workroom to the cobwebby heights of my dining room. I present to you my latest creation.


Words from
Adam himself:
"Adam Wallacavage: I think it was the idea of creating the things I simply wanted. I've spent countless hours in my life scouring through flea markets and antique stores and decorative arts museums and I never had money to buy the things that inspired me. Or I felt this compulsive urge to acquire things that was kinda obsessive and not very good feeling. I basically realized that I had the talents to hand-make the things I wanted to see and it has been such a blessing to have gotten to the point of where I am now, where I feel I can have anything I can imagine, if I can figure out a way to make it."

Photo above: (Left: Maria Grazia Rosin, Center: Maria Grazia Rosin , Right: Adam Wallacavage)

18 comments:

Karen from A`Musements said...

Well how utterly (attachingly) charming, Madame Nemo!!! I love what you've done with the tenacles on this one.... actually, the albino Octy has a whole ambiance, all 'her' own. I tried to get to the "Ugly Stuff" site, but my computer won't let me.... pity. A gal ALWAYS needs a new pair of uterus earrings. I'd take that exposure (on that site) as a real boost to your macabre Street Cred, Miss Christie! Now don't just sit there.... Woogie needs a marshmallow, Will needs a beer and I'm anxious to see what you make of that fresh pile o'bones neatly stacked next to the china. (Lurch IS in the kitchen, isn't he?)
xoxo
Karen
Sitting on
Davy Jones' locker
without the key

paisley penguin said...

Amazing!

Designs By CK said...

WOW!!! ~ I love it!!! '-)

Scared of you...that is a compliment BTW.

Enjoy your weekend.

Chris (-:

Loralynn said...

Incredible! You really did a fantastic job! I have to say the eyes are a bit arresting (in a shivery kind of way)...but she wouldn't be complete with out them. Any other color wouldn't be right. Great job!

Auntie J said...

I am in awe of how artistic and creative you are! I shouldn't be, though, as you are your Mother's Daughter!! I think she would love this endeavor just as I do. As I said "keep on keepin' on". Can't wait to see what is next??? Auntie J , watching you most everyday!!

Auntie J said...

I am in awe of how artistic and creative you are! I shouldn't be, though, as you are your Mother's Daughter!! I think she would love this endeavor just as I do. As I said "keep on keepin' on". Can't wait to see what is next??? Auntie J , watching you most everyday!!

Tecu'Mish said...

Its great! You did a wonderful job!

High Desert Diva said...

OMG. It is so utterly fabulous!!!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

that is just the sweetest thing...i love it..your so talented...

Anne said...

It's a beauty! I dare say you may found yourself a new career.

Holly Hall - Sweetheartville said...

Oh, I couldn't love her any more if she had a cold Shiner Bock Grasped in each tentacle!

Chris said...

Way to Rip off Adam Wallacavage Lookem up posters I dare you.

Federica said...
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Federica said...

Adam Wallacavage has always been an endless source of inspiration as much in art as in life for me as well.

Event said...

RIP OFF!!!

Jessica Joslin said...

I must say, I don't understand the compliments regarding this piece. It is quite clearly a clumsy copy of Adam Wallacavage's fabulous chandeliers.

An honest question to the maker: How can you expect to grow and evolve as an artist if you are merely appropriating another artist's style? This is not the way to get attention for your work...you will only gain respect from the uninformed. Is that what you *truly* hope to achieve???

Joe said...

Interesting how you deleted your original post apologizing and now appear excited that you have gotten so much attention and have gone back to trying to justify this.

I could think of a better would but I'll leave it at...slimy.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think this piece is pretty amazing. I admire anyone who can find a way to make something like this on their own. Other than some wavy legs I don't see the similarities. As far as I know, octopi generally have wavy legs in nature (it's not a quality specific to Wallacavage's work). This particular piece has a head for chrissakes. I think "artists" like Jessica Joslin and Adam Whatev should just quit pissing and moaning. Would Michaelangelo be whining like a baby on someone's blog about a thing like this? Hell no! Jessica Joslin, did you get all that rage out? Boy you sure are tough, Jessica Joslin. Walk it off, champ.