Lapata/Daisy Rockwell, Flexy, acrylic and mica flakes on wooden panel, 10” x 22”
Alina Kabayeva, the alleged mistress of Russian premier Vladimir Putin. Kabayeva is a former Olympic medalist in the field of rhythmic gymnastics. She is very flexible.
Lapata/Daisy Rockwell, Talk to the Hand, 2011, acrylic on wooden panel, 6” x 6”
A woman holding up a cloth with a fist raised in protest painted on it. Part of a series of paintings based on the ongoing protests in Egypt.
A few weeks back I ordered a set of postcards from Lapata/Daisy Rockwell (flickr/blog). The cards arrived in the mail today. Here’s a filtered iPhone photo of a few of them. I’ll be posting more images from the set to mark the happy occasion!
Clockwise from top left: I’m a little teapot (death of Ilyas Kashmiri, alleged mastermind of the 2006 Mumbai attacks); Aloha (Mahmud Ahmadinejad); Poseidon (Vladimir Putin with dolphins, previously blogged here).
Lapata/Daisy Rockwell, Tiger, 2011.
Russian premier Vladimir Putin pats a tiger. Putin has championed the cause of the endangered species, and is said to have identified tigers as a suitable symbol for his reign.
Acrylic on wooden panel with gold mica flakes, 10” x 22”
It looks like sea anemone - but it’s really shredded documents. Lapata (Daisy Rockwell), Shreds, 2011.
In early March 2011, Egyptian protesters stormed a number of buildings that had housed Mubarak’s dreaded security forces. They found numerous freshly shredded documents and piles of burned files, as well as many files that had not yet been destroyed. This painting is based on this photograph taken by photographer/blogger/activist Hossam al-Hamalawy, who had himself been detained by the security forces and tortured in this same facility in Nasr City.
Acrylic on wooden panel, 6” x 6”.
Previously: Vladimir Putin as centaur.