design | dəˈzīn |
noun
1 a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made
2 purpose, planning, or intention that exists or is thought to exist behind an action, fact, or material object
verb
1 decide upon the look and functioning of (a building, garment, or other object), typically by making a detailed drawing of it
2 do or plan (something) with a specific purpose or intention in mind

Friday, May 30, 2008

Meg Spirits


meg spirits available directly from artist
33.5" x 33.5" in Copper

Artist Note: This is one of my favorite all time pieces. There is a lot going on in this piece (see below) and that is what inspires me the most. There is something spiritual that occurs when I create my art and the fact that several "spirits" have been captured in piece unintentionally makes it all the more interesting.

I met the model at a gallery exhibition and she offered to model for me. I very much had her in mind when I created this piece back in the gallery with only photographs from the photo shoot to draw from. It wasn't until after the piece was finished and hung on the wall that my daughter pointed out to me the spirits that were lurking in the piece. Upon closer inspection we found several which I've outlined below.


When you produce abstract art in this medium you can't help but wonder how much the spirit inspires and drives your work. Meg Spirits, in particular, has hidden pockets of wonder that weren't purposely put into the work. So it makes me wonder, "How did they get in there?"
Do you see the nude angel? Her breasts can be seen halfway down in the image and the outline of her legs pressed together.

I say angel because I see a burst of light coming from behind her which could be interpreted as wings. However with the other characters that show up in this piece I'm not sure she's entirely angelic in demeanor.

She appears in the upper right hand of the painting.

Probably the most ominous figures in this piece, there appears to be a ghoul lurking behind a tear in the painting.

In the middle of the shot, look for two eyes, the nose and a large mouth appearing from a cocked head. He appears to be looking out from within the painting.

Wearing a black coat and white shirt, he appears in the lower right hand corner of the piece.

One of the largest artifacts in Meg Spirit, this star appears 1/3 up the right side of the painting just below the purple band of color.

If you see the model laying down in this piece, then this appears to be a tattoo on her thigh just below her panty line.

Hiding halfway up on the left side of the painting, this blank staring face peeks out from the torso of the model.

There are many more faces like this in the painting that you'll find upon closer inspection. Most of them don't photograph well so I haven't included them here.

Interestingly enough, all of the ominous characters protrude from the body of the model and all of the angelic imagery surrounds her.

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