Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy New Year !

The Year of the Rat!!!

I am posting my entry for My Pink Turtles' contest for The Year of the Rat, even though she had to postpone the event.

For my submission, I wanted to use a well known and beloved phrase. I felt the only thing fitting was the universally known Vulcan greeting "Live Long and Prosper". I attempted to create a piece of art that gives you the feeling of the Chinese New Year without being offensive to the Vulcan people. This piece is done on a 8" x 10" canvas panel, layered with acrylic paints, gold leafing pen and lots of beads glued down. The banners, as well as Mr. Spock and his hat, were drawn by hand, then colored, cut out and attached to the canvas using small pieces of form core for a raised look. I made his top hat from glossy black card stock with a shiny gold hat band (which is showing up blue for some reason). Mr. Spock has his hand raised in the traditional Vulcan greeting and is dressed for this occasion in his regulation Star Trek uniform, complete with the Star Fleet insignia (of which the Enterprise is a member) . Note the shiny black hair and the pointed ears, both physical features that indicate his proud Vulcan heritage.

Please join Mr. Spock and me in wishing everyone a Prosperous 2008, the Year of the Rat.


Kim said...

This is great Susan! I love the vivid. I just finished a page in my art journal with lots of bold colors. I think I'm going to start working with color more. (holding up the vulcan sign!!!!)

Kims Art said...

It really is great! Perfect for the contest. Very creative!

Jenn said...

oooooh I never thought I would love a Vulcan rat as much as I LOVE yours!!!! It's perfect Susan! You are so super creative:):) Happy Year of the Rat!! xox...jenn

Linda said...

The colors are great Susan. Very vibrant. Have a great weekend!