Jun 8, 2009
Cousin Craig -- Repressing Andrew Wyeth
Cousin Craig has another masterpiece and, again, a great back story.
From his website:
It's no secret that I love photo-realism in painting and greatly admire the work of Andrew Wyeth. However, I find it can also be a trap that artists occasionally fall into (including me). In some ways, painting in a "Photo-Realistic style relegates to artist into becoming a human "Xerox" machine. This piece was to designed to "repress" my Wyethian tendencies, and strive for something original and my own statement. I first painted a portrait of Andrew in oils, and then deconstructed it by slicing it into 5 ribbons which I integrated into the "picture towers" shown above. The act of physically cutting the painting up was my way of severing my past artistic tendencies.