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This oil painting on burlap was completed in March 2004. As in most of my work, it's about exploring connections to nature. This painting is about providing survival, though shelter and nourishment. These 'simple' needs can be dissected in so many ways.

Burlap was a great textural ground to paint on. There are actual small holes in this painting that contributes to the meaning. Writing this, reminds me how enjoyable it was to experiment on this unusual ground. It's one my goals to do a series on burlap.


By Heather on January 22, 2008 at 9:40am EST Topic(s): oil painting burlap 2004

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Heather
Wow...the texture does not read well when small...please click on the images to see them better :)
1/22/2008 at 9:44am EST
Mike Great use of the gallery for zoomed in detail shots. :)

I think if you do a burlap series it should be fantasy based, in the same vein as this painting...

Of course, I'm a fantasy dork so...
1/22/2008 at 10:19am EST
Starfish Can I admit something completely awful/weird? I've never noticed her before!! I think I was always so preoccupied with the dead rabbit haha. The closeup on her face is great!

ps - I'm sure Pale would have you do a burlap series all about Dune haha :P
1/22/2008 at 10:59am EST

loosgroov
i will have no Dune mocking.. or spoilers for that matter, i'm half way through.
1/24/2008 at 2:13am EST
Mike Yay. Someone else is finally reading it!
1/24/2008 at 9:24am EST
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