Friday, June 19, 2009

EHAG Gorey Tribute Challenge Piece is Done!!

It's done!! I finished the Ode to Edward Gorey Orb last night and here it is below. The first image is the spider web design at the top that covers the night sky.

Dancing pumpkin figure shown...
The cemetery keeper's house with the ghost...

The "Gorey" cemetery keeper just inside the gates walking down the path...

Large Pin Oak and monument with "Gorey" cats and....

Sir Jack Spinner, my signature and date on the bottom.


This was such an interesting experience for me and I was shocked that this 5.5" diameter sphere took so long to complete. Then I measured the circumference and realized it is 16 inches around and it started to make more sense to me why I went through 5 India Ink pens over the 3 days and 24 hours it took me to complete this. Lots of little details and no idea how many lines are on the surface of this piece. As I finished the orb my admiration for Edward Gorey and his work soared and I need to thank the EHAG Moderators for giving me this challenge!!


This will be a one-time piece. I love pen and ink, but it is not suited for the paper mache surface and it is better left to those whose work I admire so much!! With that said, I hope to have the auction link up later tonight or tomorrow!

Have a great weekend and thank you for all of the support this week. Now, go to the bookstore and pick up one of Edward Gorey's books and enjoy the illustrations. He is so inspiring!
Laurie

16 comments:

Ghoul Friday said...

Not only does this showcase your talent, but your patience too. Love the Keeper skeleton figure.

You should be really proud.

sheila said...

Very Impressive!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

In one word....magnificent!!

Lori

yoborobo said...

Laurie - this is so beautiful! Edward would be very proud. :) I cannot believe you did this in 24 hours. It would take moi about a year. Your poor little pen hand must need a rest!
Gorgeous piece - xo Pam

Wendy said...

Laurie!!!
If I were GourdQueen I would ::SCREAM!!!:: (Sorry Queen. ::hanging head::)
"LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it" is all I can say!
That, and a bit of drool is running down my chin...

Sonia ;) said...

Laurie....

This piece is so AWESOME....really shows your true talent in art....My favorite piece ever. Will truly be a collectors Item...

Have a GReat Weekend.
{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}
Sonia ;)

Carolee said...

Laurie, this is truly amazing - talk about setting the bar for the Gorey challenge, lol!! My pointed hat is off to you...

~ Carolee

Designs By CK said...

WOW ~ I would LOVE to own this one!!!

TGIF!

Chris (-:

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Ghoul Friday!! Everyone likes a skelly, right?

Thank you for stopping by Sheila!!

Wow Lori, thank you so much!!

Pam...this piece completely got away from me!! I had forgotten how addictive India ink drawing can be!

Sonia, Thanks for the encouragement as I worked on this piece...craziness!!

Carolee...thank you so much for such a lovely compliment Carolee. I humbly accept the tipping of your pointed hat!!

Chris...that is the ultimate compliment. Thank you so very much!! Now, take my pens, PLEASE!!!

Have a great weekend all!!
Laurie

Wendy...shhhhh, we just won't tell Linda!! giggle! Isn't she just the best! Thank you for the lovely compliment.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

This piece is so wonderful - one of your best!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Jennifer!! You know I would never have considered doing pen and ink if not for this challenge.
Laurie

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow, this is truly amazing!

GumballGrenade said...

Absolutely amazing! The amount of detail and time. I am truly in awe!

PJ's talking... said...

that is truly beautiful.... you are inspiring... working in the round has to be very hard to do.. I'm impresses as always... xo PJ

Chicken Lips said...

I'm speechless! This is an absolutley priceless work of art that showcases what an amazing and prolific artist you are!!!!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you all!! It was sent on it's way to Florida today. Lovely collector so I was thrilled to see it going to a good home!!