Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alcatraz #1

Back to work after the excitement of last weekend.  I have finished the surface of the first of 2-3 Alcatraz pieces which come from photos I took last year when visiting the island prison to see Ai WeiWei's installations.  What captured my attention was the coloration and texture of the peeling paint in the individual cells.  A somber and impressive fortress...

After I adapted the photo, the work was printed onto canvas, painted with oil paint sticks and then hand stitched.   The rough surface of the cotton canvas captures the feel of the peeling walls.


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