My submission for the Illustration Friday theme of this week: Homage
Sally in Cinemascope (acrylic on an 8 x 8 inch stretched canvas)
Sally pays homage to film by devoting all of her home movie viewing to the Super 8 film format using her old clunky & noisy projector. Sally's favourite films are Hammer Horrors. Sally lives with nine cats. They are called: The Cat of the Opera, The Curse of the Cat, The Revenge of the Cat, The Invisible Cat, The Mummy Cat, The Cat of the Baskervilles, Cat AD 1972, Cat: Prince of Darkness, and The Two Faces of Dr. Cat. Sally usually refers to each of them simply as, Bob. Sally's lifelong dream has been to feature on a Fantale wrapper. The closest Sally has come to this was in having her name featured on a tree in grade six. The feature was in the form of a declaration of love scratched into the tree trunk by a boy called Sam. "Sam ♥ Sally" it announced. Sally later discovered that Sam was in fact publicising his love for her best friend. Also called Sally. Best friend Sally is now a critically acclaimed actress. Best friend Sally & Sam's growing love for each other eventually lead to marriage. Sally was Sally's bridesmaid. Sally reads Sylvia Plath. Sally rarely smiles. What's to fuckin' smile about when your biggest claim to fame was a misinterpreted childhood crush scrawled into an old tree that was long ago removed to make way for the construction of a multiplex cinema that screens schmaltzy happy-ever-after romance ad nauseam.
Intermission over, now back to the movie...