Wednesday, February 08, 2012
22" x 24"
Thinking way back, I remembered an incident when I was maybe 4 years old. My mother worked at a private school and I went to a pre-school program there. I was waiting for her out by myself in the playground, and climbed to the top of the big kids slide - and then was afraid to go down! Mom found me sitting up at the top, higher than she could reach, and had to get help to coax me down. So I drew the slide with exaggerated perspective, to indicate how big it seemed at the time.
The material for the slide is a linen with gold threads woven in, which gives it a nice sheen. I find I remember nothing else about that playground, but there are always weeds that grow close around the edges of things, so I added a bit of greenery to put a bit of color in the piece.
This was a fun challenge for me. I welcome any comments. (My husband will say I should have put myself as a tiny figure at the top, but it feels complete to me!)