Monday, April 12, 2010

Biblical Watercolors

Lately, I’ve been inspired to do some painting using watercolors. I don’t consider myself to be a master of the medium by any means, but I enjoy using them.
It seems I find a lot of satisfaction in biblical subject matter, for I keep going back to it. They’re the stories I grew up with.

My first picture is that of Jacob wrestling what most call an ‘angel’. I prefer not to call the person an angel because the verse says that he wrestled with a man who, from the language, can be inferred as being God. For this reason, there are no wings. Whenever I’ve seen this depicted in paintings, the wrestlers are usually both standing with their arms locked. When I think of wresting however, I think of a down-and-dirty, on the ground power match, so in my depiction, that’s how I made it. It’s not a realistic pose by any means, but I think it shows some emotion.

My second picture was inspired by Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments. I had always wanted to do a picture of Moses but never did, so here is one. It depicts Moses removing his shoes in front of the Burning Bush.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

My contribution to Quark Park

I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm creating. As regards to bipolar, when you're happy, its great. There just seems to be much more to dissect and pick apart when you're down. I'd much rather be up - and I am. I'm managing my illness and that's the goal.

The other reason to post today are these photos of Quark Park: A collaboration of science art and architecture. This was sculpture garden,an art installation built in October 2006 in Princeton, NJ in an empty lot. It was a spectacular venue and I'm glad to have been a part of it, although I came in at the eleventh hour. I was given the opportunity to paint an oil can/fountain to be titled The Cosmology of Cosmetology. I painted a very fun image of Albert Einstein on a Cosmopolitan cover. For the life of me I can't remember what the rationale for this was (It wasn't my idea)but it was great to paint. Here's some photos taken by Chris Tengi.