057 War and Symphony
11 x 7 in
Paper & Glue on Book Cover
Swirly yellow paper on Spongebob's arms holding a gibberish note spliced with a hostage situation on images of war and music being watched by a conductor and sculptures of heads on a Spanish encyclopedia book cover.
The center images started the idea when their fitting together became a possibility in my head. I entertained many options at the extensions of the arms: a bicycle, a staff, a gun, a pencil; but wanted to keep it simple. The background images were meant to be opposite similar to the red and white in the letter we are reading.
I thought about what your options are if you recieve a random note for someone you loved. I took it to the extremes with war and symphony. Like having an angel and devil on either shoulder, testing your ethics.
This painting can be shipped to you flat, on the book cover.
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