Shattered 'Pictures of You'
(water color and ink on paper)
The artist Maeve has just created a one-of-a-kind artwork based on The Cure. More specifically, it's a 3-D work of art based on the song "Pictures of You," which is one of the most popular Cure songs from Disintegration.
Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Maeve at her home in southwest Florida. The underground artist is modestly shy. Her flowing blonde hair spills over her shoulders and she smiles when she talks about her art, clasping and unclasping her hands in a confident way, not out of nervousness. This is how it went.
Q1. What was your inspiration for your new artwork?
"'Pictures of You' by The Cure. I love the band and its songs. Of all the current bands I know they will be the ones remembered a hundred years from now. (blushes) 'One Hundred Years,' I guess that's another Cure song."
Q2. Why The Cure?
"They are one of my favorite bands from the 80s, though they are still writing music and I like the band's new songs, too. I like their songs that have a strong chorus."
Q3. Why "Pictures of You?"
"In my new work I wanted to illustrate a song and it has lots of good visuals that I could draw on for inspiration. I went lyric by lyric. Probably 85% of the lyrics to 'Pictures of You' are reflected in my imagery."
Q4. What is the material you used for your new artwork?
"Watercolor, paper, string, pen, felt, cardboard."
Q5. How long did it take you?
"Around two and a half weeks."
Q6. Are you working on anything new?
"Carvings on a stamp is all can say right now. We'll see where it leads. (smiles)"
Q7. What is the title?
"Shattered 'Pictures of You.'"
Q8. Any plans for a website?
Q9. Thanks for speaking with me.
"Thanks for the interview . . . and for keeping it short."
Maeve trailed off into the back of the house and that's the last I saw of her. A friend let me out the front entrance. Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to peek behind any of the closed doors on the way out no matter how much I wanted to.
Shattered Pictures of 'Pictures of You' is available for purchase - $10,000 USD.
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