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“Crawling King Snake” is an acrylic painting 140 cms x 90cms on three plywood panels secured by wooden batten frames 1.75 cms in depth. “Crawling King Snake” is the name of a 1920’s delta blues song recorded by 1940’s blues singer Big Joe Williams and made famous by The Doors in 1970. It’s a song I really like, hence the title of this work. The painting actually takes its source from a ‘Neo Classical’ composition by Harold Budd called ‘Lovely Thunder’ which relates to the combination and contradiction of beauty and menace, that same beauty and menace that seduces, confounds, confuses and draws us in. The painting is an abstract interpretation of the idea of ‘beauty and menace’ as a visual transcription of Harold Budd’s classical/ambient album ‘Lovely Thunder’. The gestural sweeping brush strokes translate this spacious musical panorama with ideas of sky, sea , beach and dunes. The darkness of deep shadow and the angular dynamic of the red lines provide an undulating ground that never quite lets the viewer settle on ‘terra firma’. The painting is built in layers sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque, sometimes rubbed away revealing and sometimes concealing what lies beneath. I always like to listen to music, all the time, any time. I find the ambient environments of Harold Budd’s compositions remarkably inspiring.

Materials used:

Acrylic on plywood panel on batten frame

Tags:

##fauvism  ##painterly  ##abstract  ##colourful  ##gestural 

CRAWLING KING SNAKE (2019)

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This artwork is sold by Frank Barnes from United Kingdom

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