Our challenge this week from Take a Word blogspot was Halloween.
I started with a photo that I had taken of Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans.
I made up this piece but the more I looked at it, the more it felt like two separate pieces.
It seemed as if the two halves don't really belong together or that
the Victorian bat girl is too far from the Halloween tomb.
She seems so beautifully framed in the middle of the
walkway so I hated to try to scoot her closer.
So I decided to break the first artwork into two pieces.
I left the bat girl intact in her walkway, ready to fly up and create Halloween havoc.
I added some elements to my Halloween tomb.
I went back and forth with my tomb poem, finally deciding on a quote from
Samuel Coleridge's Kubla Khan. It seemed suitably romantic and eerie.