Apotropaic Reflection

Some final pieces for my show. I tried to take advantage of my initial laziness concerning this painted skull. Because I'd previously only painted half and flipped it in Photoshop, I attempted to build a box and insert a mirror at 90 degrees to reflect the image. As with every first attempt I learnt a lot, but the final piece has given me food for thought concerning future work and hopeful improvement. Maybe I'll move into the coffin industry.

18 comments:

Matt J said...

This is shaping up to be the greatest exhibition since . . . Radio Silence!

UM said...

Don't listen to him...I'm looking forward to it.

Matt J said...

I was being positive!

max said...

Absolutely brilliant piece.

Oscar Grillo said...

Nice photos

Oscar Grillo said...

Did you know that apotropaic backwards reads ciaportopa?

Oscar Grillo said...

Nice photos.

Oscar Grillo said...

Nice Photos.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Oscar- You've gone cluck cluck crazy.

Either that or you've fallen asleep on your keyboard.

Chosen a nice dress for Thursday?

Oscar Grillo said...

I'll be going starkers.

Oscar Grillo said...

I'll be dressed as Riabovitchev the third.

Matthew Cruickshank said...

See you tomorrow night Oscar- we worked on the wall painting all day today, finishing touches tomorrow!

Oscar Grillo said...

Great show last nite. Very apotropaic!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

My skull box was supposed to ward off evil spirits, yet you still turned up!

Thanks to you and patricia for coming along- I really appreciate your support.

Your vector portrait of Popeye is SUPERB.

limbolo said...

Great show. Right place, right time.... Good luck Crookie!

max said...

Good to see you Matt, and great stuff all over.
Cheers

Matt J said...

I like the sound of the mural- any photos?! An mp3 of Oscar's speech? Hope it all came off without incident?

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Cheers fella's!

No speech from Oscar- he has a stutter.

Photo's to follow Mattski- hopefully will have some time next week to collect images from the opening and pics of the work.