Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Life of the Artist
Tryptych in oil on masonite. The whole thing is about 1100x2100 mm, the frame is white sassafrass.
The artist is born to the discomfiture of parents and family. It is after all not the sort of profession they would choose however it is suitable to misfits. Later he practices his profession, chases girls and comes to the notice of the authorities, who naturally hate them for some reason known only to tyrants. Perhaps it is a sense of humour. Finally he is publicly hung, causing only minor controversy. And even in death he still has a roving eye.