Monday, 27 October 2008

M and the cake no.2


"M and the cake no.2" Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
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I started this painting 6 months ago and I think it was the right time to end it as we already may catch a glimpse of Winter with its shortened daylight. This piece is the starting up of something I wanted to explore for a long time: narrative images. This was painted from a shooting for wich I baked a cake, fortunatly this model was a sugar addict ,he almost ate all of it after !!
I wanted to play with some symbols, in that case : birthday/ for many reasons: light, memories, something about childhood, too much to look at and to think about, also the humble universality of the ritual. I'm never entirely satisfied with everything I do. I'm kind of happy with this strange piece cause it shows a side of what I intend to experiment with oil on larger scales: play on the edges of aesthetic rules and represent snapshots from ordinary life.

Thanks for looking, reading and sometimes listening.
Have a good week.
-Pierre