a reply to: Anaana
It think the dichotomy of his work was his ability to capture a feeling of serenity in an area or scenes where one would be in constant horror. Since
he himself was terrified at seeing those images it's interesting that he is like the boy in Munch's Scream... yet when they exited they were
translated as peaceful.
Not the sort of thing I surround myself with as that easily translates into mood and such would seem to be a constant brooding. When the whole world
is a muse environment turns into a reflection of ones being or the difficulties they face due to circumstances that may or may not be under their
I made plans to be semi nomadic, bought a RV to transform into an artwork itself(still underway) as about everything is being custom an very thought
out and planned, still stuck on if I should nix the loft bed for an entertainment/library and build a fold out or gypsy caravan the loft space and
have the floor space as a multi purpose room.
I decided to live in it to acclimate so it wouldn't be a difficult transition, and then the DMV gave me the smack down of discrimination by having a
federally illegal statute being able to profile anyone walking through the door for whatever reason and call it a medical issue. Yeah on sight
alone... but hey it has allowed me to slow down in my art project, although it has hampered independently moving around to handle business having to
borrow a vehicle to legally drive, really stupid and annoying since I have not only may RV but also a car, and 5 motorcycles... yet due to our cronies
for monies in corrupt partnerships with insurance and medical centers people get this fine piece of legislation rammed deep.
But, other than that inconvenience the time to no rush the project has been nice, and I've ways of getting out of here once it's done legally without
ever bending over to their catch-22 discrimination efforts.
You've really been trucking along in the colorization... makes all that prep of form worthwhile though doesn't it? I have been thinking about starting
that way lately in the digital format I use, outline sketching frame it all in with shading and then colorize, I typically start with the basic form
then complete all the way out from that point... of course with canvas etc that means keeping out of the way of the work to not smear or mess up stuff
already completed, Joan Van Wick(sp?) I believe uses a stick in her palette hand as a bridge rest to minimize movement for fine work and to stay off
of areas she's already painted. I use to watch her quite a bit on PBS giving instruction on painting.
It's interesting that you mention castration and the fellow is cutting a mushroom... has that nice South American feeling, the mushroom sacrament
usually involved taking two, they don't look anything like the common magic mushrooms though, but the person took one of each for the female and male
energy so they would be in a unison and guide them along so one energy wouldn't be out of balance and assault them with an unpleasant voyage. If
that's something you were already aware of sorry for being redundant, perhaps it'll be a curiosity to someone else though.
Thanks for sharing the progress it's been nice watching your process unfold.