Totem (I Saw You Jump From a Burning Building) (2022)
Oil on Canvas 1820mm x 1220mm
I’m calling my new series of works ‘Ragged Psalms’. Is it a dumb title? Dunno? ‘Ragged Psalms’ is taken from a song I wrote as a 16 year old and I believed it was a good lyric then so I’m holding on to that teen naiveté and belligerent belief in my own immortality and great writing ability, and so there it is.
These ‘Ragged Psalms’ works are all made on old/found/reclaimed canvas sheets with age-damage and multiple layers of paint - this one includes some bourbon and paint-stripper.
I start with no fixed destination and wait to see what emerges. There seems to be bird forms in this. The title is for a friend.