Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Painting Progression: Houndstooth Series (scarf)

I take for granted the painting process - how these things evolve in my studio. On a whim I documented the progression of this painting. I have been experimenting with pattern and the source for this particular image came from a news photo of a Syrian rebel. I removed everything from the photo but the scarf wrapped around his head to reproduce in this painting. The collision of my formal studies in color and pattern with a disembodied war image unsettles me in a way that I have not yet been able to fully articulate, but am compelled to investigate further.

"Houndstooth Series (scarf)" 2013
Oil on canvas
64 x 68"

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