Artwork title: Mrs. Sharples
Artist: Robin Kerr
Medium: Wax pencil, wax pastel, graphite, ink, acrylic paint
Dimensions: 11 x 14 x .75
Date of creation: 2021
This piece was created using soft-core pencil, pastel and graphite on high quality, 300 gsm mixed-media paper. Some of the shape elements are created using hand-cut vinyl stencils. The textured colors are created using smudging and color transfer overlay.The art is not representative in the traditional sense in that it is not supposed to look like something specific. Rather it is a distillation or combination of things observed and felt and thought about in the everyday. As a result, some elements are big and bold and textually simple - others are small and detailed and need to be sought out. I named this piece after a character from a long running soap opera that I watched when I was small. The character always wore her hair in a hair net and a scarf. The final image reminded me of that.