June 15, 2009
Funpark : Get giddy with it
Giddy: Frivolous and lighthearted; flighty.
Fun: A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure. Playful, often noisy, activity.
Free: Not fixed in position; capable of relatively unrestricted motion. Liberal or lavish. Given, made, or done of one's own accord; voluntary or spontaneous.
Soar: To rise, fly, or glide high and with little apparent effort.
Merriment: High-spirited fun and enjoyment; hilarity.
Live as though you're at a fun park. Be free, soar, smile, laugh. Let the wind dive through your hair and your cheeks turn pink; eat fairy floss with abandonment; see others as a source of joy and companionship. In short, live as though the world will support any and every one of your dreams in full.
The whimsical, gorgeous prints above are by Washington, DC-based Linda Plaisted, Many Muses Studio. Each piece of artwork she creates is layered by hand with images she has captured in her photographs, drawings, paintings and collected ephemera to create collage pieces with depth and detail.
What do you love about mixed media? As a painter and photographer and lover of all things art supply, I enjoy the pure play of different media and juxtaposition of interesting textures, layers and forms.
What's your favourite subject to photograph? Nature, hands down.
What makes you laugh? My exquisitely wonderful children, ages 2 and 5. They're magic.
Pics from top down: Roulette, Carousel, Up Up, Luna Park, Send in the Clowns and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. All from the Luna Park series.