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Insidious by LauraTringaliHolmes Insidious by LauraTringaliHolmes
It kind of creeps up on you and then...you're thinking like a cartoon. The emergent girl in this collage represents my daughters, Eva and Emma, who got out by the skin of their teeth. The pressure to conform is relentless, not only for girls, but also for boys. This collage represents me, too, of course. When you look at the girl on the other side of the grid, you see that something weird has happened to her mouth. It is as though in the process of the photo transfer, her true self has been revealed, and it is not cool. Run!
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Vintage photo and photo transfer of same (reversed), archival paper, acrylic bit "viewinder", acrylic paints, inks, etc.
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melanierogers Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
I love all your work.

Will regular gel medium hold the little lucite [whatever they are] squares in place? I would like to add them to ATC that would be for trade, but I don't want them to fall off should they be sent in the mail.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Oh, yes, regular gel medium makes 'em solid as can be! Have no fear...just let dry thoroughly before mailing. You don't have to goop it on, either, unless you want streaks/patterns. Sometimes I do, so I goop it on....
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melanierogers Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Goodie! I love experimenting.

:icongraciasplz3: mel
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ActuallyAntique Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Love the colors in this, the green is gorgeous, and the girly is cute! :lol:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Thank you...glad you like!
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KanchanCollage Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
(Ilike to comment w/o reading anything)

The black ghost of the child behind her is very terrifying to me. There is a birth, someone trying to be born. Something discarnate ... trying to find form.

So much more than what it seems at first glance.
I also feel that her words have dried up and solidified as a block of ice in front of her mouth. She is calling out her identity (herself, her soul) but it is frozen as soon as it is breathed into being.

Probably all wrong to what you were thinking, but as always it's never the same as what the viewer thinks.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
You have it just about right, actually. I find this, still, to be a terrifying piece.
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petebuck1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
there is definitely a creepy air in this well-constructed image. the artist comments are great, too.
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Thanks...I found I had a lot to say. And that face, that face!
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privatedanser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
subtle and yet the message hits you intensely.
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