Monday, July 25, 2011
This is me, a banana going bad. I know, I know, its already been done by the great Andy Warhol. But this is a representation of my own self. See I really struggle with depression, and eventually will die from something. Never knowing if my depression will get the best of me.
I choose these great fruit due to its likeness of a males reproductive organ, along with the general idea that I am the same, a Dick. Bananas are great for our healthy, if you want to gain weight eat a few dozen and this will certainly get you on track. If you want to get a good source of Potassium this is the way to go. If you want to battle depression this is not the cure but it could possibly help.
According to Dr. Caroline Longmore, author of The Serotonin Secret. She says depression could be blamed on lack of serotonin, the "happy hormone," and that you can boost your body's serotonin levels by eating foods rich in the amino acid tryptophan like cottage cheese, turkey--and bananas! She recommends eating at least four bananas a week.
This is statement above, isn't a cure for depression. I just find a great deal of happiness when it comes to thinking, why should we take all these chemically made medicines when nature is trying to help us. Well I shouldn't really keep going.
This painting was produced over 7 days. I started with a fresh banana off the shelf, and painted it every night. Thus creating a sickness that grows in me. While mine last longer this is what it feels like, staring out fresh then growing sad and worthless. As in all my paintings I left my marks, not covering up anything, showing the decaying fruit as it shrivels to nothing. Its approximately 35x52 inches.
Friday, July 22, 2011
The top piece is a mono-print measuring 22x15. I like this image, for the reason of it's darkness. Creating work like this is very fun, simple but the image itself is not. The layers caused by translucency pushes the image forwards and backwards, offering great depth. Soy inks help a lot also, and the use of gum. Already stated before I love figure and the emotion we give.
The bottom image is a woodcut, 13x14 maybe?! Not sure to be honest. Trying to create a wood cut is hard but it becomes easier once drinking. This image was created in that area of reality, drinking!!!