Uta and Sulde

oil on canvas, set in an environment built of plaster, wirenet, pigments and plastic flowers, 2014.


A painting of the embossed Uta from the Naumburg Cathedral (also used as a model for the mother in Disney's Snow White).
The work is Based on a postcard I received from a past lover.  The postcard hung at my studio for years reminding me of a childhood film I loved, Disney's Snow White. The image of Uta became loaded with different memories what led me make her the subject of an Art work .
 

Accessories have been attached to the canvas: a Buddha amulet, a flag and a wand. The multiple symbols point in different directions; although each is charged with meaning, together they threaten to neutralize each other. I built the altar for Uta but also in order to recharge the significance of painting.