54” x 32”
Acrylic / Canvas
These pieces are slowly creeping towards my goal of fulfilling the representations that I want to see. The purpose of these pieces is to be a placeholder for idolization and worship. Not worship of the physical pieces themselves but worship of any representation that might be applied by the individual. Religious artwork meticulously displays scenes or characters in a way that immerses the viewer in a setting that lets them live in such a scenario vicariously through the art. It is much less about the art and the artist than it is about the viewer. Most of this painting is comprised of my anxious thoughts scribbled layer by layer until I convince myself that I have created a safe environment for my depictions to live. I am still fascinated by obsession and idolization to the point where that is primarily what my pieces represent.. a star should be seen by all but isolated and protected to appear virtuous. I am slowly chipping away at how I want such a vessel to exist on the canvas by using a superficial medium.