Marla J. Loss
Copyright Marla J. Loss, Acrylic and Assemblage, 48" x 72"
Bring on the Night
Original: Private Collection
1st Place Painting, ACU Student Competition Abilene, TX
This painting was inspired by a college roommate who was more than a bit daring. I painted her image from a photo in which she was standing on a high tower. In the darkness the thrill of the climb was on her face. In the background, I have written a passage from As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. Superimposed over the text is a deep sea rover. And yes, that is a Barbie doll that I painted and ripped the limbs off. (Okay, so I've never really liked Barbie.) The name of the work, “Bring On the Night,” I also ripped off from a song by Sting. I felt like that phrase evoked her mystery in the short time I knew her.
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