Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Treeman & Friends -- Archive Image

Treeman & Friends
Here's a monochrome work (large drawing done in acrylic paint?) that hasn't been seen much -- part of the reason for doing this blog was to put up obscure works, so here you go. It was done in '98 as part of the "Apocalypse" series. That was a bit of a misnomer, as it was really about the end of the millennium, but "Apocalypse Series" had more of a ring to it. In this piece, I was basically riffing on the idea (more than the image itself) of Bosch's "tree man" in the right-hand panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights triptych. I love Bosch for his endless imagination & inventions -- one painting by Bosch has as much invention as Dali's entire career...OK, that's an exaggeration, but I think you know what I mean...

Stats: acrylic on card, 40" x 32", 1998. Done in the Brooklyn studio.

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