Tuesday, 19 January 2010

House of Love

The idea for this acrylic drawing came to me after listening to Radio National one day. A woman was complaining about a big Viagra sign that she could see from her house and which her small children were asking her to explain the meaning of. Since then I have realised just how prevalent (and ugly) those huge signs are in Melbourne. My Neighbourhood Watch piece from last year is in my head at the moment too -- probably as it's nearly a year since I made that and time for the 2010 Postcard Show. This time my house is based on one in Northcote -- I have an ongoing psychological issue with that blank style of building it seems.

I do wonder whether that fence should actually surround the house, instead of just sitting in front of it like that. I was trying to keep it simple, but might have lost something in the process.

4 comments:

jaboopee said...

very interesting idea .....[she says stroking her chin]
your post makes me wonder about what signs i should have over my home now...and indeed would have had at different stages of my life...

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Elaine! How are you? That's a really interesting way of looking at it, I wonder what those signs might be!!! ;)

jaboopee said...

my father used to embarrass us terribly as children by occasionally getting very drunk going into the front garden and screaming at the top of his voice " fuck the lot of yez "to anyone who cared to listen.....i think that would have definetly been one of the signs and now the older i'm getting the more i can see what he meant....

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hee! Hee! You had me chuckling there. I can relate to that more than you think. Might be best to leave it at that!!!