Hula Girl #2
Hula Girl #2
Original/ $3,000/ 30x20 matted in teal in faux leather frame by Micheals Framing
12x18 limited edition reproductions/ $35/ limited to 350 on weighted paper with 1” white border
Finished in 2014 the artist was watching the Victoria Secret Fashion show and was inspired by the fancy outfits when she created both Hula Girls in her collection. This Blue Lady is wearing a fashionable blue swimsuit top created by twisting blue tissue into coils and layering them atop each other. The sheer skirt is done with this same tissue paper, glued in a way to be able to still see her skin color underneath.
Every Fancy Lady in her collection is made out of tiny pieces of recycled magazines and used catalogs. The skin color and hair texture is created by cutting up old advertisements of different models. This effect was done to create an element of this being essentially any woman. Magazines used vary and some examples include People, Sports Illustrated, Martha Stewart, Home and Garden, Essence and Vouge.
Completed originals are scanned by Terry at Artist's Resource Group in NE Minneapolis, where his ever-improving technology has paved the way for textured reproductions. Currently EmLavArt's work is available as an original, flat canvas reproductions on gallery wrapped hand-cut bars, or limited-edition archival reproductions.