Dirty Paws OIL

Filled with perverseness, humor, and irony, Dirty Paws  features my oldest cat Ash reclining on a sofa in an exposed pose. The dirty, perverted nature of this painting is further eluded to by the book that sits beside the feline, which is titled “Green River, Running Red” by Ann Rule.  This book is about the serial killer Gary Ridgway – Green River Killer – who killed over 50 prostitutes in Washington State during the 1980s and 90s. The painting is based on a photograph taken of the subject.  As in most of my works, I exchanged the mundane details and colors captured in the real photograph for a more enlivened composition replete with a brightly infused palette and highly textured surface. The cat demands a certain attention in this work and dominating the composition front and center allows a feline god-like image to emerge.

Date
2014
Medium
Oil and celluclay on canvas
Size
36"x48"






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