Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Desk Photo- 1st one

My work space this morning.... I would like to photograph my desk every Friday and see how the projects change over several months, a single date and one photo example how will it tell the story over time.

Recently I have enjoyed time researching the history of the Santos. I find the imagery and art of idols fascinating, I was held up on my internet surfing for a short time looking at all the wood Santos carvings from Guatemala and found out that a person making one is called a santero.

I made a version of The Virgin Guadalupe. My goal was to see if I could get a wood look by painting on acrylics and then rubbing off. It's not bad in person but stills needs work.

I had to play around but don't you just love the colors of Guatemala.


I walked into the room that held the Santos just as the afternoon sun was cutting through the curtains, the first shot is with the flash and ....

now without and at a lower angle.

This group of Santos are wonderful and as different and lovely as the artists who made them.

5 comments:

Herm said...

Love your Santos and also the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is the patron of Mexico where I was born, is it made the same way as the Santos?

purple bird art said...

I love your Virgin - she is just amazing!

Robin Olsen said...

Photographing your desk each week is a great idea! I'm very excited to see the new directions you'll be taking the Santos. The Virgin is quite different from the others and looks great!

Paula McNamee said...

Tory, what a great idea to take a photo of your studio desk every Friday and share it with us. I'll be fun to see what you're creating. You're Virgin is beautiful- you're an insightful Santera.

Dayna Collins said...

I'm loving your idea to do a Friday desk shot (I always love seeing where artists work). You are truly a santero! Your Virgin of Guadalupe is stunning.