We worked on a couple of things on the day, but for me not an original piece of artwork.
So this is my first proper karuski papercut!
Turns out this particular muse has a lot going for me – her name was Helen Tamiris, she was a dancer and choreographer and buddy to the Man. She was pretty avant-garde of course, partly by working on gospel way way way before Alvin Ailey.
See, my sweet mama was herself a dancer and dance teacher (hell, she still teaches at 75!!), so I do have a bit of a special place for dance and dancers.
There were no colour pic of Helen that I could find, but a text did mention her fabulous mop of red hair, and lo, she had to go technicolour…
Loved working some cut out patterns in her hair and bringing that kimono to life.
Hope you like it!!