Friday, May 30, 2008

What Lies Beneath

This painting, created about a year, was revisited the other day.  I am preparing for a show at the Museum of Northern BC that will feature my fire paintings.  This painting, which was originally not a fire painting, I decided I would "toast" a little so that it would fit in with the show.

I had forgotten that beneath the top layer of canvas on this painting, there was an old painting beneath!  What a surprise when the vibrant red poked through a blackened hole.  The result is of an almost visceral quality-- the feeling of something intimate revealed beneath a burned away facade.

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