"Earth’s distant orb appeared the smallest light that twinkles in the heaven; whilst round the chariot’s way innumerable systems rolled and countless spheres diffused an ever-varying glory. It was a sight of wonder: some were hornèd like the crescent moon; some shed a mild and silver beam like Hesperus o'er the western sea; some dashed athwart with trains of flame, like worlds to death and ruin driven; some shone like suns, and as the chariot passed, eclipsed all other light." From "Queen Mab" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1813)

Monday, 22 February 2010

The Folk Art Of Cactus County part #6

I quite like minimal colour combinations. It started when I thought about doing a painting in black and white, which lead on to the blue and white one, and then the red, black and white one. I think I'll do more like these. This first one is simply called "Blanquinegro #1" which I think means "black and white coloured" but really it's lots of shades of grey. Yeah, whatever.

This one is called "Está Vivo" which means "It's Alive". It's a reference to Frankenstein of course but I like the way the skull came out looking a bit like a map of Africa, the place where we all come from. Yeah, all very deep and meaningful I'm sure.

And this is probably my favourite of the works I've done so far. It came about because I wanted to use black and white cheques in a pitcure, hence the current working title "Cheques #1". I've included the phrase "How beautiful is the world, it is a pity that I must die" again, it's a theme I'll keep returning to.

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