Public Art Mural
Can We Talk, is a commissioned work that is now a ten foot public art mural found in Settler’s Green in North Conway, NH. Below is the artist statement for the When Warhol died he told me this series. There is a second series of work developed for public art titled, Hot Sun on a cool landscape. (coming soon)
When Warhol died he told me this… series
The shape and line quality of the hands has a fantasy realm to them. With the hands in these pieces, I am trying to show expression by how close the hands are to each other. Where the two faces almost touch, I am using the space to bring some sort of tension, or apprehension.
It was a huge weekend snowstorm that had me trapped at home with eight canvases. That was the environment these paintings were born under. As for the process I kept painting over and the line, or choosing to let the line show, which helped express time and space in a more subtle way. It is kind of like painting in and out of the subject matter. This way of painting in a semi abstract way with the figure has taken me sixteen years and 850 paintings to get to. Before I paint, I spend two hours practicing drawing the faces and hands, so that when I use the brush to draw the lines of the faces and hands it is a singular stroke. As simple as these lines look, they take a lot of prep work. Simplicity is sometimes the hardest to achieve.
Commisioned Public Art
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One of Seven
The streaks of paint show the movement of the brush, these streaks represent the figure moving.
I am painting in and out of the people, time and space. Sometimes there is a movement of the brush,
which makes the figure look like she is traveling fast. Maybe she is.
This 8 painting series can move into the moment before the embrace, the kiss. The space in between the two mouths, lips, and fingers is the key focus. The style is between Warhol, and Klimt's kiss. I was working "in and out" of abstract shapes and lines, painting a beautiful underwater, subterranean place.
“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat - or in film's case 'run on' - manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.” This is a quote by Andy Warhol
What Warhol says here is true, by repeating the same image you are able to fully observe and absorb the image. That is why I have painted twelve paintings of the same gesture. I am fascinated by the movement and space of the two people.
Hot Sun and Cool Landscapes
More to come for this series, designed for Public Art