Copyright 2017 by Susan Brubaker Knapp
The call for entries included these prompts:
- An artistic expression based on personal style
- An underlying social message
- A story that is told through lines, shapes and imagery
- A graphic landscape that conveys a story
- A mark, an object, an idea
Artist’s Statement: The purple girl I love is creative and complex: she composes music, creates her own alphabet and language, and writes novels. She sees sounds in color, and is an expert in monotremes. She dreams of swimming as a mermaid.
This piece is about my eldest daughter. The things in this piece represent her primary passions: language (English words and Arithian, the language/alphabet she created), music, water and the creatures in it, monotremes (the platypus) – and her dream of swimming like a mermaid (the mermaids’ purses in the lower left). And the purple? It’s her favorite color.
Note: “Mermaid’s purses” are skate egg sacks, sometimes found washed up on the beach. You can read more about them here: http://www.sanibelseaschool.org/experience-blog/2014/5/23/what-comes-out-of-those-mermaids-purses
The thirty pieces in the exhibition are listed on the Dinner @ Eight Artists’ blog.