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Cupcakes In The Bathtub

Cupcakes In The Bathtub

written by: Robyn MacKinnon




5 cupcakes in the bathtub

music library



Illustration description: 5 collage cupcakes in a bathtub, created from clippings from The Coast, and random scraps of decorative paper. Background consists of a yellow shower curtain on top and blue water on the bottom, separated by a bar of white for the tub’ edge. The image is accented and decorated with silver metallic marker, including bubbles floating up from the bathwater, and what appears to be a wavy ribbon of 5 lines across the top of the image (reminiscent of a music bar). Over this dance 3 clippings representing different musical performances (from left to right: Queen’s “It’s a Kinda Magic”, Jinkx Monsoon ’s “Jinkx Sings Everything”, and The Fabulously Rich: The Tragically Hip Tribute – all clipped from the February 20-26 issue). Each cupcake is unique: The farthest left features Elise Le Grow, as seen in an ad for the Halifax Jazz Fest in The Coast’s Hot Summer Guide 2019. She sits sideways across a velvet chair, regarding the viewer from the corner of her eye. In front of this and toward the center, a cupcake features 2 people in large Oyster costumes, also regarding the viewer, each with multiple eyes (clipped from an ad for the Halifax Oyster Fest). Behind and to the right of that floats a cupcake featuring a group of cartoon figures lounging and socializing with each other (Art Brat Comics), clipped from the cover of the February 13-19 2020 issue. To the right and in front of that floats a cupcake decorated with multicoloured neon signage, depicting 2 rectangular word balloons in conversation, one displaying a heart, xxx displayed in the upper right-hand corner beside them (clipped from an ad for a Sex and Dating survey in the January 16-22 2020 issue). Finally, behind and to the right of that floats a cupcake featuring a pastel illustration of what might be an Astronaut or a deep sea diver, seemingly pontificating from a platform (An image of Tough Guy Mountain by The Brandscape – a VR installation from The Coast’s 2019 Nocturne guide).

Robyn MacKinnon

Robyn MacKinnon

I am mostly a visual artist, but I like to create "found poetry", specifically daily haiku made from the statuses of my Facebook friends. It was my Mom who started this, and officially passed the responsibility onto me when she became too busy.
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