The original version this painting, "Somewhere Over TRB" posted back in September right after it was created/destroyed. This is a some what refined version I just finished in January 2021. Both paintings take their inspiration from the emotion of pain and suffering You know, we all experienced a sense of loss and helplessness over the last 9 months. It was/is a very hurtful time. When we get like that we need to balance that feeling of "imbalance", some how. Anger can work and can be empowering if vented usefully. The 2 bottom layers of this painting were attempts to create something I would have considered beautiful and I just destroyed them with a fit of frustration and anger and then I saw all these tortured faces. I worked up a few into more definition and then I started to see more, Many more, but I stopped and said this is done. The painting should come alive for you as the imagery alludes to half- suggested imagery and then redirects you to something else, something you didn't notice before. This painting is not for everyone, my wife cringes when she sees this painting , shakes her head and just looks away. How many faces/figures do you see????? What else did you notice.
"Some Where Over TRB, 2020",16x20 acrylic on canvas
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