Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thieves Break In (And Steal The Gold)

Another addition to my Nursery Rhyme Surrealism series. Acrylic painting on paper- 8" x 10"


Atticbabys said...

Julie I'm in love with this painting!
I'd love to hear the story behind!

Julie Schuler said...

I was using nursery rhymes that I liked as a springboard for my paintings, and I came across a riddle whose answer was "an egg". The last line went something like- "Though there are no doors to this stronghold, thieves break in and steal the gold". Besides that I am a chronic collector of eggshells, nests, birdskulls, other animal bones- so I made a little theatrical presentation with my oddments- threw in my wedding ring- and I had a nifty little still life that evoked breaking eggs and stealing gold.