The last scene, the last piece of the montage that is The Spinster's life and story. Shot this at the law office of Pamela Pitt, Esq., who is a painter and photographer, and understands The Spinster's unusual balancing act very well.
THE SPINSTER is a movie in progress about an office worker who lives to draw and is obsessed with Jacopo Pontormo. Pontormo's Diary is the only thing she has on her IPod. The words seem to put her in a trance.
The Spinster lives alone, sleeps wrapped in a blanket on the floor of her apartment in the only space that's not covered with art supplies, rolls of paper, monographs of Renaissance art, and her own drawings. She lives mostly on eggs & salad, just like her spiritual mentor, Pontormo
This project was inspired by a painter Back East who bought gallons and gallons of Cerulean oil paint at a closeout sale in Chelsea way before Chelsea was cool. A huge sheet of paper covered with Cerulean figures reminiscent of Pontormo's and Michelangelo's drawings hung permanently in his living room. He could not go a day without drawing. The Spinster can't go to the bus stop without drawing.
I discovered something very interesting about this character. She is not unhappy and she is not having a midlife crisis - so, that cannot be the theme of this story! After drawing almost every day for months, and being in character on camera for 40 minutes straight drawing life-sized versions of what's in my Moleskins, I have re-discovered true contentment. The only thing that could cause this woman to have a midlife crisis is a pencil lead shortage. I need to flesh out the backstory, but I really know who she is now.