Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Awkward Silence

"Awkard Silence" was completed in the fall of 2006. It's acrylic on a 48" x 24" sheet of masonite. I enjoyed painting this one a lot, it has its own sense of humor. Originally it was going to be a portrait study of two of my former roommates, but my imagination got the best of me and so I turned one into an alien being. It explained the space between them much better, and I think the awkwardness is very tangible. The alien looks relaxed, as though just hanging out in the living room, while the other is clearly perturbed at her company, yet neither one is willing to leave.

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