This might not be common knowledge, but I was actually an English major. I’ve always been a huge bookworm. Yes, I was that weird girl in school walking around with her nose stuck in a book, and I perfected the fine art of reading and walking at the same time.
Even before I could read, I made art. For years, I’ve been looking for ways to marry my love of books and art.
This idea came to me when I was figuring out what to do with a pile of 8x8x1.5 canvases I bought on sale a few years ago. I realized the canvases would stand up by themselves and I thought, why not make a series of paintings to sit on a bookshelf. Gasp! What about a literary series?! A bunch of paintings based on my favorite classic poems and stories? Aaaaaaahhh!
My friends, I’d like to present the first fruits of that awesome idea: Two mixed-media paintings based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”!