Thursday, December 11, 2014

And here, finally, is the finished painting- "Lightning Rod: Distillation II". This is the latest in my series of works dealing with the perceptual painting process and the second taking a honey bear as its subject. There's an element of camouflage or displacement in honey bears that speaks to the visual bait-and-switch of representational painting. Honey, like oil paint, is a luminous preservative. After spending two months of my life abiding with this object I can state with certainty that  real bodily experience has been distilled into this work.  More on this series and on perceptual painting in previous posts below-