|Original art created by Judith Parsons 2015|
When I was a little girl my grandmother took me to see the play, The Nutcracker. The music always takes me back to the people running from underneath the woman’s skirt. I can see the characters and see the stage in my minds eye.
It was the first big art production of my life. The colors of the costumes and the music made it an incredible event. I am certain it helped mold me into the artist I am today.
I will not go off the deep end on today verses fifty years ago. However, please if you are a grandparent plan to take your grandchild to see the play. Take them while they are young. While they can still be impressed with the sets and costumes. These days, with computer animation, it is difficult to top the special affects our children see. Though, if they are young, they really might come away wide-eyed and amazed with the dancers who leap across the stage with no wires attached…no green screen special effect.
I created the little geometric shape half Nutcracker, duplicated him and rotated him to create the art you see.
There is much to be said for swirling in circles, dancing, pirouettes of art.