For the person who matters most of all.
This painting has been going on for a very long time. For a few years before I even started it, actually. And when I did start it, I didn’t know how to make the marks I needed to in order to complete it.
I finished this last week after it sat on the shelf for several months. Last week, I wasn’t really ready to talk about it and to be honest, I don’t think I will be for some time.
But, you should know this piece has my whole body and energy.
And quite literally, my body as it’s been tattooed on my left forearm for a couple years.
When a piece is this size it takes a different level of physicality than smaller ones, reaching, up to the highest corners, moving it up or down the easel every other layer, running across the room to check perspective. I like to work like this: To feel physically wasted after a days work or after a night’s work on these increasingly restless times.
I’ll continue to bring my monsters to life with paint.
I want to see them as I know them, without any cause in this world.
I’ll be circling around the foxes for awhile yet.
. “…[Celebrate] the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.” J. Lawson
Acrylic and gold / nickel / copper on canvas 3’x4’
Aliza and Her Monsters