Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Dog Fighting is Warped"

Charcoal on paper 17.5" X 20.5" $500

This piece won the Patron's Mention award in the "Motion" art contest on www.ebsq.com

This was an assigned piece, and it really forced me to experiment with the darker side of art. I was asked to use a warped grid superimposed onto a b & w photo, then recreate the images using charcoal on paper in some of the grid areas, but adjust them to match the contours of the warped sections. I had just read an article in Forbes that really conveyed the visciousness and horrificness of dog fighting, and it profoundly affected me. The distorted nature of this project really lent itself to portraying those feelings. It ain't no floral!