Friday, May 29, 2009
Acrylic on canvas, 48" x 30", May 28, 2009
This piece has been in the making for a long time. This was my first attempt to stretch my own canvas, and boy did I choose a fun one to start with. The piece is 4 feet wide and 2.5 feet high! This is the largest painting I've done on canvas...but I'm getting off the subject. I stretched the canvas a year ago, and did not start painting on it until later...much later. I worked on it the last month and finally put the finishing touches on it yesterday.
This one will not be sold. It is a gift to my lovely wife for our eighth wedding anniversary!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Human Condition
High fired terracotta, life size, May 2009
I call this one The Human Condition because it is inevitable for us all. Not to be dark or anything, but it does help to remind me of my own mortality and how I don't really have any control over death. I just know that, eventually, this will be what is left of my physical state.