I Won’t Dance is finished, and I am liking what I see. This artwork looks to challenge, looks interesting, and looks like nothing else. Now, none of those adjectives guarantee that this art form, including this artwork, will have any lasting value, but for now, if you want to own, I Won’t Dance, you will have to check out the listing on Etsy.
Once again here is the video this artwork is based on. I cannot tell you exactly what elements from this black and white film clip this artwork uses. What does matter is what I felt watching Fred and Ginger interact, their style and the atmosphere around them. That is all I needed to create the theme for I Won’t Dance.
What do I think of this artwork? Well, I will tell you, it is crazy cool, and out of sight. Not only is this a great Jerome Kern song, it is catchy tune that, over the years, has been persistently a favorite song of mine, popping up, and putting a smile on my face. Maybe I like this music because I am such a reluctant dancer. When I was in college I had to push myself to ask the girl to dance. I was okay once I did, but up to that point, I was a one man debating team. Well, I have grown since those days (although I am beginning to race back to the future), and the thought of dancing feels good to me. I see this artwork as something special, and very approachable dance piece. My impression looking at I Won’t Dance is that it makes you want to dance, dance, dance! Enough said. I should shut up, for this artwork had me at the first dance.
Scott Von Holzen