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Monday, May 24, 2010

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

Oil on birch panel, 2010, 4"x 5.5"


Todays painting is a 3-D construction, consisting of a flat street scene behind two panels that come together in the middle forming a triangle. Parts of the two panels are cut out to help form the windows and people from the point of view from inside a car, and also offering a glimpse of the street scene behind. These kinds of constructions are meant to be looked at and explored from all angles and they offer all kinds of problems when it comes time to photograph them. Anyway, my thoughts on putting this together are, first I thought of the triangular configuration then had the idea that wouldn't it be nice if two figures were looking at each other through the painting, giving them a special kind of connection.


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