favorite project of 2009

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!


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5 Responses to favorite project of 2009

  1. suzie 2010, January 13 at 1:32 am #

    wow, congratulations! That’s very, very cool and I love those sketchbook pages. Fingers crossed for you!

  2. cara 2010, January 13 at 2:00 pm #

    i love this. very impressive.

    i didn’t notice before, but do you post on poppy talk?

  3. Lisa 2010, January 13 at 2:18 pm #

    i have a ‘table’ at poppytalk handmade, and have done a post on the artists blog there.

  4. Anabel 2010, January 14 at 5:01 am #

    Congratulations!!!! What a great thing!! The drawings are amazing.

  5. Deb 2010, February 2 at 10:12 pm #

    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)