Tooth and Nail

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TOOTH AND NAIL . oil, casein and sign paint on wood panels and acrylic sheets ( aprox. 24″ x 35″ without base )

… ” floating ” wood panels between acrylic sheets which can be rotated and viewed in random configurations. There is the symmetry of the images on the painted wood and there is the randomness of  the marks on the acrylic, ( derived from the letters of the title ) superimposed on the monochromatic back side. In fact, both surfaces of the panels are “written”.

I am more and more aware of the fact that a painted image is a painted object with depth and weight: an ARTIFACT with a physical presence, unlike the traditional rectangular window of painting. which makes the canvas disappear. <… displayed museum-like, as a collection of found fragments behind panes of glass or in labeled drawers>.

The rounded panels became a recurrent device in order to tame the aggressive void of the corners, that Bermuda Triangle of the eye.

The source of these images is the idiom in the title. The subject is placed in the midst of nature, where it belongs, with the connotation of human frailty and the artifice of fashion. ( Yes, that IS a red manicured nail. )

DO YOU WANT TO SEE HOW IT MOVES?

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One comment

  1. You keep intriguing me. I like it, visually. Its meaning frightens me a little, but this is what your work expresses in general, a type of anxiety,
    as the title itself, which I think you used before in one of your pieces of poetry, if I am not mistaken. I find this new piece both very interesting and unexpected. What are the dimensions? Anyway, sincere congratulations.

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