Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Imaginarium of Lily Cole

Lily Cole in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Lily Cole in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Tom and I recently saw the film
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus starring Christopher Plummer, the late Heath Ledger, Lily Cole, and cameos by Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Tom Waits as a truly believable Devil. It was fascinating to see the fashion model Lily Cole animated outside of her usual iconic 2-D form. We couldn't take our eyes off her and to hear her speak was unusual after so many years of mute exposure! It was somewhat like watching the Mona Lisa make up pasta in Nona's kitchen with all of her flaws, with the occasional f-word uttered when burning her hand.
In recognition of the film we've added two new prints of Lily to our
etsy shop! These are two of the many (and my favorite!) representations by Tom of Miss Cole.

Lily by Tom

1 comment:

Anna Betts said...

Such a great film! A couple of weeks after we saw it, Lily sat down next to my boyfriend on the train to London! I think he was quite excited!
Lovely paintings :)