The Happy Ending

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Created: 09/24/13
Last Edited: 09/24/13
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A lightbox painting about desire for the intangible.
  • The Happy Ending
    Watercolor, Gouache, India Ink on Mylar
  • "The Happy Ending" furthers my exploration of technique by introducing a different type of surface: mylar.  Mylar doesn't allow water-based paints to soak into its surface, creating a constant sort of tension between the desires of the artist and the truth of chemistry.  I enjoyed the layers that came from my previous work "Growth", so I decided to use the translucency of mylar to create depth in the piece.  This also meant building a lightbox.  The piece depicts a dock reaching out towards the sea, a reference to a dream sequence in Requiem for a Dream, the 2000 film directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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