'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hidden Potential Uncovered

'2009 Supremes: Ruth and Sonia Give Their Opinion'
©robin r kent
Sometimes new subjects morph into the unexpected while I'm still at work (and in the dark) on the initial idea.
Sometimes when I've posted flippant observations on my blog, they are answered by wiser points in the comment section. (I wonder how many 'aha' moments I have missed by not reading comments in blogs I follow?) There's only so much time, but will try to be more observant when there.
Like painting or other creative endeavors, those layers make a subject beckon. Pieces with surprise twists and turns wind up much richer than the initial concept. (This piece started as 2 men talking on a park bench... and anyone has the potential to be president in my world, also.)


MimiTabby said...

I like these two gossipy women. Funny that they started as men!

Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

Cynthia Myers said...

OK, IT's CRAZY here in my world!
50 mile an hour winds and I HAVE Internet! !?!?!?!
(I answered your question in my lastest post by the way)
and YES! take a moment to read comments. I have found the MOST wonderful people by reading "comments"!
I found Sandy from a comment on Junker Jane and then YOU from a comment on Sandy's blog and I found a wonderful friend because the name of her blog intrigued me and now I have another grand funny friend from HER blog who made me laugh so much that I had to go to HIS blog.....
a chain reaction of fabulous friendships!
XOXOX - Cindi
oh, yes anyone has the potential...and sometimes it frightens me! LOL!

helen said...

Love the dog with the bone too!

ArtPropelled said...

I'm sure I've met Ruth and Sonia. They look like teachers I had in junior school, but I still love this piece :-)

Robin Kent said...

When I was making this piece a few years back (2009), Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina considered for the lifetime post, was just confirmed to the US Supreme Court. A big deal. The 'man' on the right as I was building it resembled her (no 'dis' intended) so the piece took on a new concept. (Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only other woman on the Court at this time.)