Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Notes from an Easel-Full Steam, A Head
'Full Steam, A Head'
11" x 14
Acrylic on Canvas
I'm pretty pleased with the way this one turned out-I had toyed with the idea of approaching it as a sepia ink drawing on some form of mottled surface, and still may do that at some juncture.
The painted version is raw and meticulous and grimy, and you can almost smell the sulfur.
It has a definite nod to some of the Biodegradable pieces I was doing some years ago, and reminds me a lot of the docklands of Liverpool, but it draws its tenet from the notion of the skull as vessel brimming with an architectural maze spilling toxic pollution.
Its available for $300.