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Love's Kiss

   by Terri Holley for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

I started with the canvas and the plywood and cut the giraffe heads from the plywood piece and glued it to the canvas. I then sketched out the rest of the baby giraffe's body. After that was complete, I took a Dremel tool and carved out recesses in the plywood to make contours in the faces. I further developed the contours by adding Sculpey clay to the plywood and the canvas, then baked that in the oven to harden it. Once that was complete, I went in with small pieces of veneer, wire rings and plastic beads to add the markings on the giraffes. After those were glued on, the only thing left was the painting. I used colors similar to the Klimt piece and used metallic gold to imitate the gold leaf Klimt used.

I combined The Kiss and The First Kiss because they were of a similar theme illustrating a different aspect of that theme which I considered to be a "reinterpretation" of the original piece. Klimt used geometric designs in his piece which I thought would translate well into the giraffe subject matter.

I combined The Kiss and The First Kiss because they were of a similar theme illustrating a different aspect of that theme which I considered to be a "reinterpretation" of the original piece. Klimt used geometric designs in his piece which I thought would translate well into the giraffe subject matter.

 


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