"So as many of you know I run monthly challenges on the Art Abandonment group. I thought to myself 'why shouldn't the deMeng Workshop Junkies earn their keep too'. So your task if you choose to take it:
MARCH MADNESS: Create something that addresses the word 'LUNACY.'
-Do this in any medium you please (painting, sculpture etc).
-Could be playful, could be serious, interpret the concept as you wish.
Let's see what you come up with.
I decided, after doing a little dictionary research, to use this definition of the Latin root word for Lunacy:
lūnāticus m (feminine lūnātica, neuter lūnāticum); first/second declension
Of, or living on, the moon
I was also taking a class in March using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and I fell in love with the Emperor's Silk red so I decided to use it on a baby doll. Because he is an alien of some moonish type, I added a head clamp that includes his single eye and a breathing apparatus out of his mouth and into a device on his chest.
The search for an appropriate box was easy considering I have about 100 boxes in my basement. The one I picked is actually an old metal drawer with a pull handle. To that I added some barn nails. On the top of the drawer I added a metal stove diffuser that represents the moon on which this little guy lives.
The background is dap painted with acrylic paint.
Because some day he may come visit the Earth, I decided he needed his own vehicle.
So sixty days after the challenge, I finally finish Lunaticus.