The entire day has been given over to this piece, which means I really am in no state of mind to be objective about it. If I like it in the morning, then it’ll be on the wall at Thumbprint come Saturday-if not, I’ll crack the fucker over my knee.
Save for a few highlights,the larger scale version of ‘Is there Life After Death’ is virtually complete.
I went with my original instinct, and decided to deviate from the dense green cloud of the original comp, by painting a simple cream impasto for the background.
The paint flowed with ease tonight-oil heady in my nostrils again-autopilot style with Elbow on loop.
“His little bloody rag of a person didn’t look as if it could ever get up again, much less hurt anyone. It was only a child. A wounded child.” John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let the Right One In
The scaled up ‘Life after death’ was losing something in the spontaneity of the original, so I erased it, and started fresh.
In between a crushing workload, I sat down with the San Diego Art journal this week,for a filmed interview. Despite the horror of being faced with my mug, I am surprisingly lucid. Great production too, with nice ominous soundtrack. Thank you John Lidot and Mark Jesinoski. Enjoy: