Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A Portrait of The Artist As A Rabbit
18" x 15" x 3"
After reading an article in The New Yorker about fine art painting factories in China, I got this idea that I wanted my own painting created.
First off, I had an image of one of my rabbits set into a surrealistic background created digitally. Then I sent the digital file to a painting company in China. One month later the painting arrived on my door step. It looked almost exactly like the file that I had sent to them.
In framing the piece I had an idea of something more medieval or ornate. I gave a rough idea of the frame to a framer and he built the form, then I added onto it and covered the wood with a variety of materials that I am currently using such as lead, mountain bike tires and found objects.
This photograph is the result of my efforts to create a portrait of one of my animals in another media.