Sunday, March 30, 2008

Illustration Friday: Homage

While I've encountered the word numerous times, especially in regards to artwork paying respect to another artist; I realized I didn't have a personal concept of the word. The dictionary revealed that it has origins in feudalism. As in a vassal would pay homage to his lord. So I guess I'm paying homage here to the roots of the word, and to children's literature which has roots in fairy tales set in the middle ages.
Artistically I can pay homage to my mom, who in her own artistic quest, exposed me to innumerable creative techniques, my grandmother, a portrait artist, and my outstanding art teacher, Cassandra Gordon Harris, who taught me many of the finer points about art (as well as how to peel an orange slice with a knife and fork.) She took me outside my boundaries, sometimes literally (Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands!) Thanks.

5 comments:

Nicola said...

I love your color and your interesting take on the topic!

helen said...

Nice illustration - interesting ideas.

Heather said...

That is brilliant. I love the commentary to go with it!

steve said...

Very well done!

Bobo Cat said...

wonderful illo and writing, great concept.