Little Creature

Little Creature by Laura Schatzkin
Little Creature by Laura Schatzkin

Little Creature (c) 2016
36″ x 48″
Gouache on wood panel

This image was very influenced by the many forms of art I saw at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in December. The Greek helmets captivated me with their abstraction of human faces. I really wished I could try one on. The poses of the Indian goddesses had such beautiful curves that I couldn’t help but emulate them a little bit here.

This is a self-portrait of who I am in this moment — elements of obscurity and nakedness. Some people see the helmet as a symbol of being a warrior, but I didn’t have that in my conscious mind when I was creating the piece.