Thursday, December 29, 2011

Collab, Round 3

Okay, I FINALLY found some time to add to my ongoing collaborations with Pat Perry. Really sorry for taking so long, but I've been a busy bee. Anyway, check out my additions:

You can view the previous rounds on our joint Society6 page. If you're a Society6 member, please promote the drawings and/or leave a comment! We appreciate them!
Hope you enjoy. Next round is Pat's, so get excited!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Taetrum et Dulce

Hey all! Here are my pieces for the "Taetrum et Dulce" show at MondoPOP Gallery in Rome, which opens tonight:

"Fata Morgana"
Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper mounted on cradled wood panel
8" x 8" x 2"

Ink, acrylic, and gouache on paper mounted on cradled wood panel
8" x 8" x 2"

[The lockets and chains are painted with iridescent gold ink.]

A little bit about the inspiration behind the title choices/narrative: A fata morgana is a type of mirage that was common for sailors to see, and also explains the "ghost ship" phenomenon; under certain atmospheric conditions, ships in the distance looked like they were floating or inverted, stacked on top of one another, and alternately stretched and compressed. The second piece was inspired by the kind of myths associated with the kingfisher, such as the idea of the "halcyon days" and the ancient belief that a dried kingfisher could be used as a talisman to protect against storms, and that it would always point in the direction of the wind. The two figures are separated lovers desperately hoping to be reunited; the man a sailor lost at sea searching for his way home, and the woman his wife waiting for his return (or she might just be a mirage...).

And here are the sketches, because I happened to have scanned them:

Thanks to Dan Barry and MondoPOP for inviting me to participate!

If you are interested in purchasing works from the show or have any questions about the show, please send an email to: info (at) mondopop (dot) it