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This work is another oil on canvas work completed as part of my new experimentation with storytelling and ink (a usual medium for writing and publishing written works)

When I create these images, I dive into the same part of my imagination that I use when I write fiction: I wait for a line of dialogue, a short scene (usually a few seconds in length )or some other cue. From there, I dive into what is occurring. My writing process, like the images that I chose for my ink works are all unplanned.

Burn is named after the burning stick of incense that the smaller female is holding. Why she is holding it is a mystery to me.

The large (larger than what seems possible, honestly) male person half hidden by the curtain seems a bit otherworldly. I think perhaps this is a case of being haunted, or coming into contact with something inhuman.

In fact, this image reminded me of how much of my work is "channeled" The first image that came to me was the half face of the large man. For three months I asked what else come next, but he was very very stubborn. I actually found myself yelling it it a few times in my frustration.

Finally, the night before I had planned to present it at a show, I wrestled the rest of the image out of the canvas much like a long process of arguing and interrogating.

When it was finished, I felt angry. Triumphant. And perhaps more than a little annoyed that the man in the background had insisted on being so stubborn with me.

This is an unwashed ink work. I had considered it, but I was afraid that the amount of ink would cause the image to be lost during the process.

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Burn (2016)

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This artwork is sold by Ren Buidhe from United States

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