These skeleton women do insist on appearing in my art journals but I decided to keep this one much simpler. I also decided to work in a colour palette that I thought might be really clashing and visually discordant. Chartreuse is a colour I actually quite like in isolation but which I find often looks horrid juxtaposed against other colours so I decided on chartreuse and violet. It struck me that the colours were reminiscent of the colours of a bruise at different stages of healing. Not something a skeleton really needs to think about.
I love her rib cage. Reminds me of ribbons looped about.
Oh I do see that ribbon idea now that you suggest it.
I think it’s beautiful and it gives me a whole new context in which to see her. Also, she must have strong neck muscles to hold up that hair! Wow!
That is something I think about whenever I have seen people with super elaborate hairstyles or large wigs.
Or those big hats of say about 1910.