Through the Canvas; Darkly


My (finally) finished sculpture! "Through the Canvas; Darkly" is one of the strongest pieces I've done so far, I think.

People are most afraid of what they don't know; the only time you encounter the unknown is when you look around the corner. This piece forces the viewer out of their comfort zone and into the unknown- look around the corner, see what's been hiding in the deepest recess. What's been growing there- something cancerous? Something dangerous? Something sinister? Probably something you didn't know about yourself.






I stuck with abstraction- I want the viewer to pull this monster out of their own imaginations. Everyone might think of it differently, relating it to their own monsters. To a cancer survivor, the painting was quite literally a surgical surface with a malignant underbelly. To a Vietnam veteran, the painting resembled rusted steel rivets with gore. One woman's interpretation went directly to McDonald's and health issues.


What do you see there in the corner?



1 comments:

CEGB said...

Very strong piece - congratulations. :)

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