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She Will Cut You

She Will Cut You

Piece description from the artist

I've always been attracted to images that tell stories. I prefer images that don't merely provide visual summaries taken in a brief glance and then forgotten, but rather ones that upon further reflection can tell of even vaster and grander things simply with their hues, contrast and depth. It is my endless endeavor to likewise tell stories with my paintings that in some ways are very literal, but have a greater resonance beyond the obvious. My intent is to create a sort of hyper-realism where the colors have tastes and the fabrics, fruits and flowers almost waft out to stimulate all the senses while actually only being observable by one; sort of an art-induced synesthesia.

She Will Cut You
I’m a big fan of puns and word play which figured in the creation of this piece; a somewhat fanciful portrait of a friend who is a hairdresser by profession. The multiple arms are a meant to suggest the Hindu goddess Kali, a play on the model's name (Kelly) as well as on the exaggerated violence suggested in the title.

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24.0" x 36.0"
Acrylic on canvas

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