"Smoking Pussycat Dream" 6" x 12"oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2009
Some of those vintage portraits from the 1920's of Ziegfeld girls have hoops in them. I painted my first hula hoop painting back in 2005 (one of my "Little Pierrots" called "Hula Hoop Blues") without realizing that it was a classic motif in the old photographs of Alfred Cheney Johnston. The pose in this "Hoop Dream" painting was inspired by one such photo. The bottom painting has a pose that I just made up with a funny little cat smoking, also from my imagination. I thought it would be nice to make a pair of paintings that related to each other.
The Art of Amy Crehore
See these at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. until March 6th.