As I jump into new paintings and projects for the new year, I wanted to share what was probably the one that was the most fun of 2009. I was contacted to see if I would lend some of my paintings to a movie that was being made here in Portland, and while that alone was exciting, it is a film being directed by Gus Van Sant. That’s all I needed to know. In addition to the paintings that were used as set dressing, I was asked to create the main characters sketch book. The currently untitled film stars Mia Wasikowska (aka Alice in the upcoming Alice in Wonderland) as a dying girl preoccupied with mortality. The images and quotes deal with death and are influenced by the fact that the characters father had been a naturalist. Some images were specifically mentioned in the script so that helped as a starting point. Here are a few pages. Now I’ll have to wait another year to see if any of it actually makes it into the film!
wow, congratulations! That’s very, very cool and I love those sketchbook pages. Fingers crossed for you!
i love this. very impressive.
i didn’t notice before, but do you post on poppy talk?
i have a ‘table’ at poppytalk handmade, and have done a post on the artists blog there.
Congratulations!!!! What a great thing!! The drawings are amazing.
THAT is an amazing project! I love the idea of doing an imaginary artists journal and I love the way you executed it!
(I found your blog through Cara)