Saturday, October 26, 2013
THE WEIGHT OF THE SO-CALLED FREE SPIRIT
Even though emotion driven, and the first time I used painting as a way to blow off steam, it is very honest. Honest in my representation of how vulnerable I allowed myself to be. Honest in how I allowed that soulless trash to weigh me down. And honest in the way in which i gave this dark painting an overall glamorous image. ...the sugar coated exterior for those who only think they know her...
This painting is probably my most advanced. Because, even though I said it wasn't driven by materials, pattern or color, I feel those areas were pushed to new levels for me, while still addressing emotion and suggesting/portraying a story.
This painting includes the first self portrait I've done in about 6 years. In some ways I think of this painting as being successful, in some ways I'm not a fan of it at all. Maybe this painting could warn others as to how horrible that girl really is... But overall, I see this as the spark to a greater series of paintings to come.