Size 20 inch x 16 inch (51cm x 41cm)
Friday, 18 December 2020
So here I have created my Big Bad Wolf smartly dressed with a necktie, buried amongst random creatures. As I explained in my ‘About Me’ section of this website, the image was lingering in my head for some time. And my creative journey started with this wolf. In fact, I initially made the wolf chasing the red riding hood with a bouquet of flowers but I made his head so big that it couldn’t fit within the picture frame (abovementioned)! I had to separate the two… Still the vivid colours of the wolf’s head was shouting loudly at me despite the fierce look. It was telling me to do something about it.
Meantime, my old self was serenading the elegy of pessimism – ‘no just leave it, you can’t create anything artistic that is worthwhile anyway’. Hmm. In the end I made up my mind. ‘Alright Mr. Big Bad Wolf, thanks to you that I will create something randomly chaotic and visually so cheerful’ – my version of an origami-collage art. By the way, unlike water colour/oil paintings, origami colours are fixed and rigid. There is no way to modify each defined colours. Roses are red, violets are blue. But that is why it’s interesting to work with origami colours. Within the means, actually I had to ‘throw off my mental chains’ (thank you, Howard!!) and to bend my conventional perspectives. In my world it became okay for roses to be gold and violets light green. This is a creative world so liberating and so unique.