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Using ten large scale pieces, I hope to share my vision of what heroism looked like during an incredibly dark time in history.
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New living space = New "studio" space

Posted by Toni Storlazzi-DiMartino (Creator)
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Hi everyone!

Here are some pics for you all and some words about them.

So--as some of you know, we have recently moved. This took up a lot of my time and also caused me to stall out at the beginning of my project a bit bc I didn't want to unpack all of my materials just to pack them up again.

But--NOW we are comfortably settled into our new home, I have most of the family stuff unpacked and I took some time last week to focus on getting my art space established. I have a nice corner of my bedroom designated for my creativity, which I snapped a pic of. I love having it right in my room with me because I can look at my works in progress as i doze off and think about the next step.

I am about 3/4 of the way through my first piece, which is the Mother Superior piece. The focus is the keeping of maternal closeness despite physical distance through this daily spoonful of sugar that was given with the understanding it was from the little girl's mother.

My favorite part of this pic so far is actually the little girl in the painted part of the pic--something about her just seems lovable and endearing

my space!
my space!
close up of mama
close up of mama
close up of lovable little girl
close up of lovable little girl

. I have to finish the "memories" that are in pastel pencil, and also redo (f*ck!) the holding hands one bc it got marred in the process of putting it on the canvass. Secondly, I need to paint the habit…though the nun's face will stay the muted pales it is now…that look was intentional. I also have ideas to use some fabric hardener and actually "frame" the majority of the subject matter once it is done with the nun's habit being actual cloth and extending down and around the girl and up and around the mother…kind of following the black border that exist in it now. 

I hope that I am not boring you all with the nitty gritty, but, hey--you might want to know where your loot went. :)

Thanks again. No matter how many times I say it, it won't seem like enough. This process is already so moving for me and would;t be happening without your support. 

Much love, and more updates to come! Next piece involves a papier mache "nest" made out of arms. Can't wait.

xoxoxoxox

T

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