Citizen of the World: Portrait of the Lovely Miss Tamalyn Dallal
completed 2010 Mixed Media on canvas 20x16" by Stephanie Bolton
There are a lot little details brought together on this canvas. Pieces I liked from different costumes, fabrics, patterns from different places she has traveled.... and of course, a little artistic invention.
Tamalyn's life has been a tapestry of experiences and appreciation for the rich & diverse cultures she has encountered so I wanted this painting to feel a little like a tapestry. One thing I appreciate in reading about her travels is how she always appears to want to leave a positive imprint on the lives she touches.
You often see her asking in ever so many ways, "How can I help?"
I hope this painting lets people see a little bit of that generosity in her giving smile & gesture... and that appreciation of many cultures that she has in the layers of reference to different cultures... I hope the idea comes across that this woman truly is a citizen of the world, but not only that: a gift to the world.
I would love to hear what you think of the painting- let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment!
Tamalyn will be choosing our winner today- but you still have some time to leave a comment to the question
How can belly dancing change the world?