This is a very interesting composition (see what I did there? ) Right away, the first thing I notice is the pairing contrasts in this piece. Nice contrast with the darkness of her hair below to where she looks up expectantly at the snow white emptiness above her. The solid formal paper back-drop of music notes, text and receipts contrast the free-flowing splatters of paint that make up her hair and face. I like your decision to include worms, this causes us to imagine gross, slimy creatures; this contrasts the beautiful snow white. Also, her lips are as red as an apple. Perhaps that's what the worms are looking for? Great work!
From the get go I must say this is such an emotive piece and a fine choice for a daily deviation. The interpretation of our classic princess is startling and yet rings true in a way that is hard to put into words.
One of the elements that pulls the viewer in would have to subject and content in that she is in the laying position but has her eyes open, so unlike traditional portrayals. The expression is one of such vacancy, almost resigned sadness.
Another powerful technique that is used in this piece is the wonderful distortion of the figure-ground relationship. The three seemingly separate "levels" work cohesively and seem to blend in some parts: the worms come up straight along the bottom but then a couple travel along her neck. The edges of her face at some points very sharp and in other parts seem to bleed back onto the papers in the far back.
Though this figure-ground relationship is one of my favorite aspects of the work I would say I would have liked to see this fading effect carried out into white space a bit more, it seems like a harsh jump from the papers to the white space and I think if the transition was smoothed it would help contribute to this "bleeding" feeling that the piece is giving off.
That effect is carried very well in the rest of the piece though, the smattering of the paint and allowing it to drip is stunning and echos the lines of those worms very nicely. I also really liked the choice to pop those worms out with sharp small white lines. The fact that they were not filled in gave the impression of them tunneling into her.
Over all such an amazing emotive piece! It is definitely very haunting and it is one of my favorite pieces I have seen in a very long while. Wonderful work!
Love your piece! I'm writing a critique right now! Just so you know I'm not trying to be pretentious (who is this rando girl without much good work on her page critiquing me?) I just really want to get the word out on your piece, would you mind that if you decide to allow my critique to be published that I place the critique and your piece on my blog?