Piece description from the artist
Cord has always been fascinated with sequential storytelling as an art form. The most prevalent examples of this style are seen in the art of graphic novels and comic books. He finds the dynamism of the genre, combined with the exploration of social archetypes as abstractions into superheroes, to be intriguing. On a technical level, Cord feels this genre of art allows him to explore a broad and bold color palette that most fine art techniques would consider garish.
Havok #2 is a figure study using the character of Havok from the X-Men.
This is a TurningArt exclusive limited edition print available in editions of 100.
Cord Woodruff lives in Atlanta, Georgia. After spending a decade pursuing the scientific and intellectual aspects of engineering, as well as human factors and user experience design, Cord decided it was time to allow his artistic side to take over. He dove in headfirst and opened an art and design studio, which he refers to as his “not-so-secret lair,” in Atlanta’s West End artist community. Besides painting, illustrating, design engineering, and sculpture, he enjoys working on plans for world domination and creating an army of minions.
Cord has been greatly influenced by his childhood and the isolation that followed him as he grew up. Cartoons, comics, super heroes, super villains, science fiction and fantasy all intermingle in his work. He brings these together in paintings, drawings and mixed media. His work usually deals with different emotions and feelings: happiness, sadness, curiosity, anger, etc, but fundamentally, it tells stories, ones that involve movement, energy and emotion.