Sunday, October 11, 2009

Naturalism... gross

Just found another older painting. I was really out of my comfort zone for this painting. It's a lot more color than I'm used to, and I'm not usually interested in naturalistic painting.

I do like this one in particular, though. I think knots are beautiful, something interesting about cloth and wrapping. I tried to display it almost as a slab of meat hanging, but I'm not sure I got the heaviness I was looking for.

As I'm looking at it now, I think there is something sexual within the cloth. The fullness of the center bulb, which is pulled taut, contrasts against the loose vulnerability of the drapery below.

My subconscious is responsible for any meaning in these piece - you can't hold me accountable.

1 comment:

  1. Wow - Really like this one Joe, I love the movement, and boldness about it! Makes me want to reach out and feel it!! Awesome!