Well, another week has flown by for the reveal. I am so thrilled as the purses that come in are just amazing. I absolutely cannot wait until they have their opportunity to go on the auction block for charity. In the meantime, we all get to enjoy these fantastic pieces of work. If this is your first time to this blog, let me explain what is happening. I am Debi Gajewski and I sit on the Arts and Culture Advisory Council in Niles, Illinois. It is my pleasure and joy to be in charge of this event. I have purchased 20 gently used purses from resale shops and have been honored by many artists who graciously volunteered to paint them so that we could have them auctioned off for the charity Wings. Wings is an amazing charity that helps women and children who have battered lives. How grateful I am that the monies gained from this auction will help them continue their work. If you scroll down my blog, all the pertenant information on this endeavor is listed. They will begin their traveling journey on October 5th, and end on December 2nd with the reception/auction. If you are interested in something you see here and are not able to attend, feel free to contact me via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
So, with that being said, onto this weeks reveal of "BRANDED"
About the Artist:
Carol Luc has exhibited nationally and her artwork is in several public and private collections. Other public art projects have included Cool Globes, Niles Night of Roses, and Ragdale fundraisers in Lake Forest. She has an MFA in Painting from Northern Illinois University.
The purse that I was assigned definitely had a “Western Vibe” to it, with the nail-studded trim all around and the overall shape suggesting a saddle. After musing over this, the idea of using western cattle brands as an all-over pattern to suggest movement akin to cattle milling about in a corral seemed appropriate. As a graphic designer, letterforms and mark-making intrigue me. Of course, ranchers physically brand cattle, but manufacturers also brand all of their merchandise to make it stand out in the retail arena, so the double entendre “Branded” is appropriate. This purse was painted using DecoArt's So Soft fabric paints.