Week 5, for me, was pretty hectic! To be honest, I had zero chance of working on my image for the week. The only thing I got to do was shoot some of it. I had an idea of what I wanted but no real plan. On Monday, I began working on it. I had such a hard time putting it together because I had no background. Then, I found an image I had taken about a year ago at the Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO. It was an image of a log with plants and flowers. Finally, I was able to put it together and start working on the colors, the tones, etc. I worked on it for about 5 hours. I can say this is the shortest time I've worked on a fine art image so far. I went back and forth... back and forth... until I felt I was as close to done as possible.
The image didn't turn out as amazing as I thought it would but at the same time I like it because it has a style of its own. It's different.... and as an artist... I believe that aesthetic rules don't always have to be followed. I say we have permission to do what we want with our art. Art is OUR form of expression. In the end... I'm happy with it... no matter who likes it or who doesn't.
Usually, I have a meaning behind every image that I create! The meaning for this image isn't quite clear to viewer though. Again, each image alludes to the spiritual side of my life...of which I am now not very active but am trying to go back into.
Disentanglement means: the act of releasing from a tangled condition. In this image, the fairy is tangled in a darkness that wants to take over her. She is a magical creature of light, however. She is in the process of detangling herself from that dark cloud. For her, though, it is as easy as the shaking back and forth of her hair.