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Mystery of the Loaves and Fishes

I am hesitant to post these photos – I can’t seem to capture this thing properly. It will be hanging in the National Arts Program exhibit next week at Hopkins, and I’ll take the Nikon and see if I can get some visual traction.

Anyway, I’ve been working on this (idea) for weeks, and it turned out. This¬† triptych is another effort to extrude drawings and bring them into the “real” world.

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The top panel is made of layers of drawings on illustration board, cut out and glued together. This fisherman makes an appearance.

Top

For the center panel, I tried something new – I used pen and ink on canvas (below).¬† I’ve drawn this beast before – it’s a bit younger here, and to scale with the fisherman in the boat. I drew every single tentacle, one at a time. That might not be obvious from the image, but there’s a beginning and an end to each one.

Middle Panel

The bottom panel contains…fish.

Bottom Panel

And here’s a couple of work in progress pictures. The frame is made from an old drawer. The handles are still intact (not shown) which made carrying this on the subway a snap.

Behind the canvas in the center panel:

Behind the sail

And some fish.

Fishes

This piece doesn’t have moving parts (aside from the fish on the lines) – but future ones will (the fisherman). Please note – there are no dead things in this art.

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Triptych, Craving

I just finished my piece for Amy’s “Art from Writing, Writing from Art” swap (I had been craving a chance to make a triptych). My prompt was a very nice children’s story featuring a messy boy, and a tidy one. It’s a bit of a life lesson, really – you know how it ends.

Like this:

triptych

Second Panel

Panel Three

This features acrylic paint, water color, india ink and paper cutouts.