Yesterday, we met to finish our Santos. I spent the morning sewing a dress out of the muslin, cheese cloth and lace I'd acrylic stained on Saturday. She's very simple, contemplative, wise.
My intention was to pin tags to her dress with universal desires and crown her head with a flower garland. She seems like an oracle to me. Now, I'm not sure if my original ideas fit her simplicity and sereneness.
This is an example of how I often over think and over do. When are you finished with a piece? How do you reconcile one idea with another? I may have to create another one using my original ideas because she's evolved into different interpretation.
The Santos grouped together along with closer views.
What do you think? How do you determine when your artwork is finished, complete as it is or needs more layers or elements added to it?