20×24 in. mixed media. I be done! I’ve noticed the larger I work the longer I take to call a piece done, I mean much longer…not sure I could paint a wall. This piece was started in 1975 for my Senior Show at Ottawa University, now I can use it as a true SENIOR PIECE. I remember having a theme with education in mind, but for the life of me can’t remember what else I was going to do with it back then…what is the saying, I have slept a few times since then. What I have ended up with is a fun piece with interesting elements and good techiques. No real deep meaning or hidden message, just colorful abstract art…by the way the shadow people to the right were inspired by yearbook pictures…and yes my floating head is deep in thought and not about getting a Dr. Pepper.
PS the word was going to be ALUMNI
Thank you for this post that has me thinking to also post some long-ago pieces, whether done or in process (or incomplete/to be continued). It’s interesting to look back at work done pre-internet when there was less opportunity (and ways) to share.
Thanks…nice to know I might inspire another artist.
very cool work Ken! thanks for following vsvevg.I am going to try painting some retablo style multi media pieces soon, thankfully the style is very rustic, as I am sure my painting will be very childlike 🙂 paz, abby
Love the complexity of this piece!! Great piece.
Your art is in the eye of this ignorant viewer, marvelously eclectic yet resolving into a setting that is just right. Sometimes my writing does the same, much to my surprise.
Creativity isn’t as planned as some might believe, it happens as we strive to do something we enjoy. …appreciate your comments, thank you
Nice work,Ken. I can really appreciate the attention to detail.
Intriguing piece and an equally intriguing account of how it came about.
Thanks for visiting my blog. it is much appreciated. 🙂
Life’s work?! I don’t think I could face my art school paintings. They would also be 5 years dustier than yours Ken.
But in some cases they make great challenges to one’s current process and style…not to mention a far different perspective than I have currently…at the least nothing ventured, nothing gained 😉
That’s a good point Ken. And you made an interesting piece with your “then and now” perspective! There is an angry nude from 1986 which could do with a work-out…perhaps I will follow your lead. Philippa
Worth a shot right?
Yes, nothing to lose but time!