Twice

twice sm“Twice.” Oil paint on paper, cut. Named after the Little Dragon Song, for an angsty art show at Twilight: FADE INTO YOU: an Artist’s Mixtape!

Opening night is Thursday, February 13th.

I found this paper during my last trip to the art supply store – it’s specially coated to handle oil paint, so I thought I’d give it a shot! After painting the figure, I hung the painting up on the wall to dry, that and I had no idea what I wanted to do to it next. This is usually where I’d start arranging fabric flowers and gluing them down, but for this one, it didn’t seem right. I didn’t want to cover up any of the painting, and the idea I wanted was not of something added, but something missing. For a while I thought of simply leaving the whole right side empty.

twice detail 2

But that wasn’t right, either. When something’s missing, it’s not just a static emptiness, but more of a gnawing, moving, cutting sort of feeling. I’m out of practice with the Xacto, so I have a good blister now, but I think I’ll be doing more of this. twice detail

 

“Twice”

Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn’t lose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on I’d love to know

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

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