Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.
I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.
You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!
Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?
It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.
In addition to doing more typical commissioned paintings, English artist My Little Sweet-pea is available for “Bump Painting.” Dozens of women have hired her to create temporary body art for their pregnant bellies.
Some women choose children’s stories as their theme; others pick an image that signifies the life growing within them; and some just want a beautiful picture. Here are some examples…
Artist Brian Weavers‘ 3D work is part of an intriguing art form called reverspective. This optical illusion makes the portions of the three-dimensional painting that are actually closest appear as if they’re furthest away — until you move towards the painting…
In his series simply titled “Nude,” photographer Shinichi Maruyama combines thousands of photos of dancers in motion to create a seamless image that is no longer the nude dancer but a surreal spectacle that shows the subject’s movement as much if not more than his or her form. He says…
I tried to capture the beauty of both the human body’s figure and its motion….
By putting together uninterrupted individual moments, the resulting image as a whole will appear to be something different from what actually exists.
We know that many of today’s movies are filled with visual effects, but it’s rare that we get a behind-the-scenes look at where the acting and makeup ends and technology takes over. Here are just a few comparisons between what the cameras filmed and what you saw in the theater…
What if a couple of 1950′s children went to the art museum with mom and the story was told in a book for emerging readers, so they could learn a bit about art as they practice their reading and learn new vocab?
That sort of book could definitely exist. It probably already does somewhere.
But what if the museum mom and kids went to featured modern art and the particular exhibit was a nihilistic look at god, death, and the meaning of nothingness?