The Christmas Card Project is drawing to a close. If you’re unfamiliar, a couple of weeks ago I got the brilliant idea of sending hand painted oil on canvas greeting cards to my friends during the holidays. I’ve completed 15 and I may try to complete three more….I might be running out of ideas for greetings that are even loosely recognizable as being Christmas greetings, but I shall press on!
The Christmas Card Project 2017, oil on canvas board
Still a work in progress – though…while I type this I’m thinking I could paint on this for two days, a week, two months or six years and a lot of people just simply would not notice a difference. (or comment, or check the like button)So I may stop soon – as soon as I’m reasonably sure the work fairly represents my technical abilities – ’cause, you know….
My muse introduced me to the M-Theory of quantum physics. I am always amused by things that I cannot quite comprehend. That theory posits there are 11 dimensions, and that time is composed of crystals formed by three dimensional equilateral triangles, the smallest length of which (the Planck length) is so small – – – well, the idea confounds me. But, that’s why we have a crystal, front and center here in this piece. And yes, while I rarely make statements about any of my paintings, I will say, this crystal is meant to represent time. Everything else is up to you!
This piece came into being some four years ago—the last time North Korea dominated the headlines with threats of destroying the west coast of the United States. I’ll just leave that there…..Barbie says it all.
Nukes, 2013, mixed media on canvas board. Yes, that’s Kim Jong Un as a paper mask.