Friday, March 20, 2009

Illustration Friday – Subtract


At first I was totally at a loss by this week’s theme. Then I was thinking about a piece I just finished last night for an upcoming show with the theme of “Are U Angry?”…I think there’s a tie-in. This piece is called Worthy of Anger – and it was inspired by a friend of mine who lives his life firmly on the path of peace and social justice. Someone who is unwilling to subtract, to take away, from what he holds important and things that are worth getting angry about.

15 comments:

INDIGENE said...

Powerful message wrapped in text...powerful piece!

Amy C said...

this is such a beautiful idea and so detailed too.

Bella Sinclair said...

Pow! That is really fantastic and bold! Congrats on the show!

Björnik said...

Too much hatred in this piece, I can feel it. Congratulations on the show Valerie!

Asja said...

this is a very powerful piece!

Straight_UP said...

Very edgy indeed, I like it!

aimee said...

WOW. this is fabulous. i'm putting you on my 'inspired by' list right now.

ValGalArt said...

amazing and detailed image with a great message for the theme!

Eric Barclay said...

Wow-- such a powerful illustration. Beautiful work and congrats on the show!

Brandi said...

Very cool use of type in this piece! I also enjoy the black/white against the color - I have been meaning to try that for a long time now!

Coreopsis said...

This is a wonderful piece! It feels angry--all those words, the red, the spiked hair, and no face, no individuality. I love it!

piperillustration said...

not only is this an amazingly executed illustration, but what a powerful message to go with the theme this week! love this.

Noelle said...

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog...and for the lovely compliments on my IF piece. Your piece is great! There are so many different ways of interpreting this week's theme, but it kind of feels like we are on the same track.

Senta said...

I was thrown off by this week's word too...but this is brilliant, you really came up with a great one!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Wow this is such a very, very, needed and powered message! It's wonderful. Congrats on the show!