Saturday, September 12, 2015

Inspiration of Sia's Song

Inspiration of Sia's Song
mixed media on canvas 12 x 12"

Some time last year my son sent me a link to a video he said I would probably like.  It was the music video to Sia's hit song called Chandelier, and I had never heard of neither singer nor song, being the "not-so-with-it" middle aged woman that I am.  For those younger ones reading, this will be old news to you.

Anyway, the video stars a young dancer by the name of Maddie Ziegler and in it she sports a platinum blonde wig which we assume represents Sia as herself.  It is filmed in a barren home of some sort and the young girl dances and flips about in a bizarre fashion all over the place.  What struck me most about the video was the fact that she was only 11 years old and could dance like she was 20.  I was emotionally moved watching her, and all of America must have felt the same because she was invited to perform her dance on The Ellen Show along with Sia.

Fast forward months later, I began thinking about the video once again and this painting was born.   And thanks to my son, I am a fan of Sia now too.  

Here's the video if you are interested.  It's worth watching if you appreciate dance and also popular music. 


17 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this video
    i was wondering how old she was
    thanks for that info
    she must be an old soul
    love the unique dancing mixed with more classic moves!
    your painting is wonderful~

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    1. I think she is an old soul too Tammie. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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  2. love your painting. I have the sia album on the ipod... its on in my car all the time, I love it! She seems as mad as a box of frogs.. but crazy is good. I love how you find your inspiration Lisa. It is wonderfully refreshing.

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    1. Thanks so much for the great comments Morag. I think Sia has been "through some stuff". She is definitely gifted in both voice and song writing. Have a great week.

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  3. You nailed the feeling of the video! Wonderful!

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    1. Exactly what I had hoped to do...thank you! :)

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  4. Congrats Lisa for this beautiful art! I like the song too..
    www.liveyourhobbies.com

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  5. You have painted a wonderful picture inspired by this video! And thanks for showing that video - I didn't know it but my daughter did.... After watching it I began to paint - I was inspired as well :)

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  6. What a great painting you've made, inspired by the video - not the same, more soft, fascinating.
    The video and song was interesting(!) and quite fun.

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  7. What a great painting you've made, inspired by the video - not the same, more soft, fascinating.
    The video and song was interesting(!) and quite fun.

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  8. I am the president of her fan club, and can I just say, that this is breathtaking! She would love this because of the simplistic originality and beauty! I need you to paint a mural of this in my home! So AMAZING...my favorite song is "bird set free" and "I'm in here" I can't get over this! I have a fan page dedicated to her with over 3,000 members and I need to share this incredible piece!

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