Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Golden Key and Storytelling

As a painter and an artist my works often weave stories
 and ideas through the layers of paint.
 I can use words to explain yet sometimes my only voice is
the painting, the subjects and symbols in my work.

"Golden Key" 12" x 12" mixed media ©Robin Maria Pedrero
This piece began in pure color placement, many layers; paint, a resist,
 more paint, drawing in ink, more paint, more drawing, more paint,
and varnish  until the final piece here.
The original is available and the print is on etsy, Golden Key and Pear
Once upon a time Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote this story about a golden key.

Once in the wintertime when the snow was very deep, a poor boy had to go out and fetch wood on a sled. After he had gathered it together and loaded it, he did not want to go straight home, because he was so frozen, but instead to make a fire and warm himself a little first. So he scraped the snow away, and while he was thus clearing the ground he found a small golden key. Now he believed that where there was a key, there must also be a lock, so he dug in the ground and found a little iron chest. "If only the key fits!" he thought. "Certainly there are valuable things in the chest." He looked, but there was no keyhole. Finally he found one, but so small that it could scarcely be seen. He tried the key, and fortunately it fitted. Then he turned it once, and now we must wait until he has finished unlocking it and has opened the lid. Then we shall find out what kind of wonderful things there were in the little chest.

Is there an experience you can relate to this work of art?

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Pamela Hunt Lee said...

I often tell people I am a visual, not a verbal artist. Sometimes there just are not words for what we do.

Robin Pedrero said...

Pamela Yes exactly! I am so glad you shared your persoanl experience.

Melody Lea Lamb said...

Charming as always, Robin! I adore your work, especially because it is so uniquely different from my own. I'm honored to know you. :)

~Melody Lea Lamb