Sunday, March 11, 2007
Everyone wants to reinvent him or herself now and then. There's a similar gag in Monsters Inc., but I hadn't seen it ( I don't think it had even been released) when I made this. I suspect that's how many things are --- an idea floating around in the ether until it reveals itself multiply and arbitrarily.
This is a big painting, 4' X 6'; it's beeen through, oh, a half-dozen titles by now. Someday it'll take up residence with a loving owner who will brand it permanently. I always thought it had something to do with the recurrent mythological motif of the abandoned-child-on-the-river, as with Moses.
This piece, done on an old refrigerator door, is about as dense as I ever intend to get in this horror vacuii style I've been cultivating. I love how it looks, but it seems a tad... opaque, hermetic. Also, my hand turns into the Claw of Doom after a long session drawing on it. At any rate, I'm starting to add color to these drawings in Photoshop; we'll see how they progress.