Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Fair Lady



“I despise those gowns with sort of weeds here and weeds there,” said Professor Henry Higgins, the main guy in My Fair Lady. I found it ironic that I made that gown entirely out of weeds. Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle on Broadway before Audrey Hepburn was filmed in the part. It was decided when casting Eliza that Julie Andrews was not a famous enough actress so they offered the part to Audrey Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn wanted them to accept Julie Andrews, but when she was told it was to be either herself or Elizabeth Taylor in the part she accepted it. I enjoyed blending the many shades of birch bark to make her face. Eliza was a flower girl in the movie. I’m a pressed-flower girl.



This picture is made of: aucuba, birch bark, corn silk, statice, pampas grass, maple, Queen Anne’s lace, seaweed, skeletonized magnolia leaves, money plant, various other leaves and some grass heads.

4 comments:

Amanda Kaylon Bogle said...

Wow.

Terica said...

Wonderful picture and story A fair lady made by a talented lady !

Carolyn said...

An amazing piece ! Congratulations young lady.

Sarah said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments! I enjoy making portraits. I'm thinking about doing Charlie Daniels with his fiddle next.