Housemates Have 'Art Attack During Latest Task
The housemates went all 'arty' today for Big Bro's latest
task: for everyone had to paint a portrait of themselves and
then explain it to the group.
Having each been supplied with an artist's easel, paints
and a canvas, the housemates were asked to paint a piccy representing
how they are, both inside and out. Ooh, how deep!
So, after an hour of attacking their canvas' with colour,
the dubious works of art were complete, leaving the would-be
Picasso's to talk us through their creations:
George's fire-breathing portrait was him
in Hyde Park, complete with white face because it's cold.
"My eyes are red because they're blazing with anger and
passion. My mouth is open wide because I do a lot of talking.
My back is straight and broad because I think I'm a straightforward
person," said the politician.
Rula's red-headed portrait was a depiction
of her surrounded by nature. "I'm a lover of nature,
hence the sky and the flowers on the roots. I'm always looking
for sunshine in things. I have a big heart that has been broken
many times, but there is always a song in it," said the
Chantelle's rosy-cheeked portrait was nice
and bright, unlike... (don't go there! - Ed). The dizzy blonde
explained, "This is me... and the reason this is me is
because I'm bright, as in colourful bright. It's makeup 'cos
I like make-up and earrings 'cos I love earrings." Hmm,
Preston's predominantly blue portrait was
more like an abstract album cover than a piccy of himself.
"I'm sure a psychiatrist would have a field day with
this! It's a bit mysterious... a bit moody," said the
Faria's effort was even more abstract: just
a face depicted on a colourful background, with no neck or
body. "This is a reflection of me at a stage of my life...
my face is in the background because I like to see all that's
around me," said the former PA, mysteriously.
About her smiley, heart-shaped portrait, Traci
said, "The colouring is sort of faded on the picture,
muted... there's a lot going on... I got confused... it may
look a little bit cross-eyed, weird and fuzzy, but there's
a heart there because I'm full of heart".
Michael depicted himself with big, wide
eyes. "The eyes are the soul of the world, that's why
I've made them very dominant. The sole of my shoe is the nose,
because my soul is on show. There's also a tear to let anybody
know who doesn't that I have a very open soul... I have learnt
from being in here that it's okay to cry," said the troubled
Dennis painted something that was, by his
own admission, like something a 4-year-old would do! "I
got something different going on here. On one side I have
a lot of anger lashing-out, the other side is more about passion,
tenderness and caring. There's always two sides to the story.
One thing about it, I'm always about love," said the
Maggot went for a more literal depiction
of his character, describing his effort thus: "It's face
on, 'cos I like to confront things. I have drawn myself with
a long neck because sometimes I like to stick my neck out.
The background blue is my favourite colour; the shade is very
calm, which I am sometimes. The green in the background is
where I come from in Wales... the black represents past years
where I've had several dark times".
And finally, Pete predictably made a statement
when describing his rather accurate portrait, saying, "I
think ultimately art needs no explanation. Anybody with a
modicum of intelligence gets it. Seeing people trying to explain
themselves and wriggling on a skewer is painful. This is my
face in your face for all the world to see".
For participating in the task, the group won themselves alcohol,
cigars and cigarettes, which are always in demand at the Big
Brother College Of Art!
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