"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Monday, February 15, 2010
"Acrylic Skin: Baroque Leaf Theme" - T. Nelson
Acrylic and medium impression, dry mounted on paper napkin with random hair.
Narrative: While painting I often use the back of my left hand as a palette, mixing colours, thinning the brush load, and so on. The layers make an exact impression of my skin texture and can be peeled off to form thin veils, or paintings without canvas or structure. In this case we see the skin tones of my "Black Madonna" painting, randomly formed into a leaf impression.
What is so exciting about this new medium is that it exactly details the texture of my skin, by clicking on the image you can see the amazing detail. Notice as well what appears to be an eyebrow hair* on the napkin - talk about random. (I actually prefer a less textured mounting surface, so as not to fight with the art, however I chose this presentation for my more traditionalist subscribers.)
If you are interested in purchasing this piece, or wish to commission something else in this technique, prices start at $1000 (extra charge for hair, and or blood in the composition) and 10% percent of the proceeds go to the St. Agnes/St. Celine School for Catholic Cats.
*It's a little long, which makes me believe it may be a cat hair - unless Andy Rooney was here.