A thought came to me back in 2013 if your not happy living in the real world, create an alternative for yourself, a different way of looking at the world an ask yourself some deep questions;
What are the forces behind living things?
What does it means to be human?
How do you paint an antidote?
How do you paint a scream for help?
The outcome is a parody of human nature that looked behind the mask of our society at the underlying aggression and attitude, randomness and cruelty of the world.
In this preparation piece before the final painting on canvas, I considered how my idea was going to work. I had this idea about using newspaper to form the architecture in the background and in this prep work I simplified my idea. The quick mixed media sketch was very helpful when it came to making the final painting.
When I made the painting I was surprised how challenging it was to create the newspaper collage. It took a very long time to get it right. I became very determined to make the newspaper look like the building and architecture by using the lines of print and edges of the newspaper. I am very pleased with the final outcome.
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