In 2006, The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio asked me to make some banners for a "Studio 54" themed event. Art patrons could buy a V.I.P. section - and each section was named after a famous celebrity. There was an "Andy Warhol" room, a "Cher" room, a "Jackie O." room, etc...
I wanted every painting to look great under the DJ lights, so I made each "banner" 70" long, out of colored transparency sheets sandwiched between two pieces of black theater skrim. I sewed the whole thing together. Then I painted the surface with oil paint.
Here are some of the results:
Next day, I told the lady that hired me at the museum, "The very first thing you should say to yourself when you see me coming down the street is, 'Yeah, but has this REALLY ever been done before? ' "
She smiled and said that's what she liked about me.
Have fun taking the "road less traveled"!
Carolyn Dee Flores