Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"My friends say I'm very koi"

I've had a couple of emails from friends who are all curious to see what exactly these new paintings are which I keep talking about.  And which have caused me to disappear into my studio instead of doing things like answering my phone and eating balanced meals.  So ta-DAAA!  Kind of a weird photo, the flash reflected off the gel stuff and made the bones stand out more than they do in real life, but you'll get the idea.  1 x 3 feet, on wood, in acrylic.

So far I have three paintings done, two in good progress, and one which is not working yet.  I pick up wood panels for 3 more tomorrow.  I'd like to have them done before I fly to Oregon next Monday.  Think I'll make it?

Any ideas about fishbone symbolism out there?  It seems to be part of my personal iconography.  The first time I saw a fish skeleton graphic was on a patch which was safety-pinned to an uber-cool punk girl's jacket back in the 80's when I was pretty much the opposite everything she stood for.

Thanks (and possibly apologies) to my fantastically arty friend Scott whose tattoo ideas inspired the cherry blossoms.  Hope you don't mind...


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I'd dig a tat of that fish!

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

I like the new work christi!