The part of Ireland where I live has a very olde worlde look. I wanted to emphasize that with the look and layers.
We talked about the art-form called "found Art". A form where existing, everyday objects are put on a pedestal and called art. Could be anything. A urinal, a bed, a shark...
Was most amusing. I will keep you posted on further items I did for Jet.
It is in the 'Dark Art' portfolio and is called Banish the devil. It is based on, or inspired by, a bible text I saw the other day in James 4:7.
I decided to put some self-invented symbolisms in the work to convey this. And since the work is not very large on this website, some of the details in there are lost.
I will show a few in this blog.
First of all the text itself is in there. Over the model.
I like to make it a bit dim. It is not an advertising board. But then I needed a figure for the devil itself and that I got from an old master painter; Pieter Breughel the elder. He lived about 1550 and in 1568 he painted a picture called 'the blind leading the blind'. One of the figures in there I found very suited for the figure of the devil. It is fitting in the picture, looks very medieval, and I picture the devil as being medieval.
I placed him in the upper left corner, running away from the model.
There are a few more in the portrait, but to see it in full glory you will have to purchase it I'm afraid.
Although it is a portrait, it is filled with symbols. Religious ones mostly. I saw a bible text about finding God and chasing away the devil, that had a nice ring to it.
So I am now putting all that into the portrait by use of symbolism.
It is quite a challenge to find the right ones and place them in the work.
I will show more when it is finished. That will take about a week more.
A few days ago the first talks were held about a mini exhibition in the library. It will be for the new year. Looking forward to picking the works and chatting about what the people in charge have in mind.
Have to do some information brochures too for the occasion.
And I must say I am not at all displeased with the result. The HDR is the base. There was some post-production to get it into my scope of work.
This HDR thing is quite interesting, although I have to mess with it a bit to get it to my taste. Today is a sunny day, which should make for a good occasion to go out and see what I can do with it.
That is the fun of experimenting. You end up with a style that is nice but not yet totally suited for my work. But it can be tweaked and twiddled. Pushed into the field of my own scope.