Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What I love (Two)

This little pile has been in my studio since July.

On the bottom is an unfinished painting, a simple beginning that has no need for finish, from my time at Hambidge this summer.
Propped on top, and completing my piece, is an upside down watermelon made by Alexander last year sometime. I love the fact that the watermelon seeds are at once watermelon seeds, a representation/abstraction of watermelon seeds, AND Alexander's fingerprints. That kind of definition shifting interests me a lot in the studio right now.

And I love the shape of the watermelon in relation to the shape of my image--they need each other to become more than their original mundane reality.

Lastly, I love the fact that the watermelon is propped on top of the painting--remaining separate in its connection nonetheless, and soooo precarious.

1 comment:

robert said...

i really like this one too.