Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008

Following yesterday's (May 12, 2008) thread of incorporating vegan issues in my artwork I decided to talk a bit about another painting I did, "Blah, Blah, Blah". Whenever I am excited about something new I feel compelled to share that excitement with those around me. In the case of newly becoming vegan I, like many newbies, felt compelled to share all the many facts about food processing particularly those concerning the use of animal and animal products. In this painting there are two people in the background, one in the fore. One is my neighbor who is represented with a crack in his head (too much information) and the second is my daughter who is looking away with interest somewhere else. Some of the symbols in the painting are the "Om" symbol which is often use in yoga, an owl which represents itself (I had seen a Bared Owl in the woods earlier in the week) and a dog which is my dear departed Vizsla, Jackson (see April 14th post).