Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Beautiful Poisen-latest oil painting

My latest oil painting  entitled,  "A Beautiful Poison" oil and egg tempera on masonite, approx. (16"x20").  This piece was inspired by a sad personal event in my life some years ago, and the image of  a sleeping bird, half dead/asleep came up and then I eventually combined it with the poppies, which are symbolic of sleep/death....as they languish there, there is the realization that everyone can become a slave to their poison, which can be anything in life-drugs.sex.power.food.money.,etc...it is so alluring that it is so easy to become blissfully unaware of the true state of your addiction.