Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April 23, 2008

In this post I would like to explain about some of the symbolism in the top left quadrant of the painting titled. "Untitled" At the time of painting this section I was helping a friend spackle an large room that he had just attached to his home. The woman below him is his wife who has her arms folded as if to say "What are you up to?" Between the man on the scaffolding and the woman with crossed arms is a window which shows my backyard which is visible in my painting studio. The eye over the roof and the lips represent paranoid. The person who is under the lamp is my daughter who was about to undergo heart surgery. At the time I imagined after her surgery she would lay outside on a blanket and lay under the sun to heal. The woman who is falling from the sky is a friend who's live was upside down. Lastly the pink triangle with the rainbow is a combination of the triangle from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which I was listening to at the time and the traditional symbol that is used by gays.