Friday, August 15, 2008

Zodiac Series: Aries, Cancer, Virgo

Hi Readers,

I want to share with you a few completed pieces from a Zodiac series I'm working on. Since it is based on the Zodiac there will be 12 paintings in all in this series. Below are 3 that are completed so far.

I'll write more about these and the other individual paintings in another post. For now, I'll share why I'm working with the constellations instead of the usual symbols we usually see. It stems back to a piece I saw at PS1 a year or 2 ago. It was huge (I didn't take down the name of the artist or title of the piece). It looked like outerspace but not of a specific planet of galaxy but a whole lot of stars. I was inspired to do something similar and I wanted to do a series of them so Zodiac constellations came to mind. Viewers may be less familiar with that the constellation of their sign is so here is an opportunity for us to see how the symbols we are familiar with came about. As for the setting I've placed these constellations, I wanted to combine their place in the sky with our everyday lives-coffee or tea, looking in the mirror, soda cans, etc.

What are the next signs to be done? There is really no order to what sign will be finished next but do I have an idea for Gemini and a composition for a sign I've yet to decide on. Stay tuned and please tell me what you think. Look forward to hearing from you!

Remember, I'm currently showing work at Cosi's on 44th street and 3rd Avenue in New York. Swing on by, bring/tell a friend and check it out!

March 21 to April 20
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

June 22 to July 22
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

August 23, 24 to September 22, 23
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

1 comment:

  1. I already went to Cosi's to see the artwork. (And I dragged a friend along too.) If anyone else hasn't gone by this point and is traveling along midtown, stop and take a look.

    As always, I'm impressed with the diversity with your artwork. For constellations, not a bad twist. It's nice to see what the constellation of our favorite signs look like.

    Aries and coffee makes great sense. Ditto for Virgo and the mirror.

    However, I must admit that Cancer left me with a "huh?" feeling until I took a deeper glance, then it become more of a "duh" moment.

    I know painting will slow a bit as you continue with other endeavors, but nevertheless, I look forward to the next installation of this series -- especially to see what you do with the Scorpio constellation!