This is a very unusual technique. The figures seem to have been traced? The foliage is created from cutouts of pre-renaissance painting? Hieronymus Bosch? Whatever. This is not your average Covered cover.The technique changes the meaning without changing the composition. Pretty interesting stuff, really.Comments? Anybody?
Good point Anonymous :-)There is some Bosch in the cut-out. There are also James Ensor and Hans Memling (all three Belgian - or Dutch - painters). With those images, I do indeed try to give another reading to a cover many people know or have seen before.Trying to make it intriguing again, yet highly recognizable, hence the same figures, the same composition but a lot of white space around them and some very abstract cut-out shapes.It is mostly an experiment and I am very glad Robert Goodin gives me a place to get it seen - and criticized.
wow, this is somewhat like the weird dreams i have :) very nice! can we see more? I am certainly visiting your website sir.
ps. i enjoy the little paint area where their heads used to be
By referencing the paintings spiritual nature and removing other context, you change the character's physical danger into a more existential threat.Just like a Belgian... ;-)
I hadn't put it into words like that but it is a good way to put it. I like to think it gives more space for interpretation to the viewer. Good point again anonymous.