The Department

The Department, plywood, paint, paint, plywood, staples, canvas, canvas, staples, pain in the pain in the, 12.21″ tall -+, 2013

 

The Department

 

The Department

 

 

What a pain in the most sensitive part of the human anatomy this painting was. Start with a pretty clear vision for the creative process. Proceed; butt, then, it starts to fall away. You lose grip and it is as if the painting is slipping out of your hands — further and further from your/my preconceived notions. Just as it is about to float over the horizon, by the grace of God, it slowly is reeled back in, like a fisherman reeling in that huge swordfish off the coast of Costa Rica. As it nears closer, you start to realize you are no longer bringing it back, but that it is swimming towards you ferociously — eventually, jumping in the boat to slap you in the face. You want it? You Got it! At least, though, the fight is over.

 

 

The Department | 2013 | painting, still-life