In the fall of 2007 I saw the film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” at the New Orleans Film Festival. It followed the story of real-life Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who had a stroke rendering him only able to move one eye. He narrates the drama while interjecting flippant remarks.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
The opening credits began with floating circle shapes in front of a blue-green background. Lighting and focus fluxed as words and names appeared on screen. Once the introduction concluded there was a blurry transition to faces speaking above his seeing eye. His running commentary started there.
Needless to say, I was moved by the creativity of the film’s animated title sequence. I used the colors I saw in the movie to create a new dot painting. All the paintings in this bunch will be divided into four squares – some by their backgrounds and others by their foregrounds. So, I’ve now completed the first one.