Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Starling Head on Marble Eggcup

Starling Head on Marble Eggcup
June 24,25,06.
oil on gessoed board.

This is what happens when you leave the studio door open overnight. I came in to find the remains of a starling - a lot of feathers mainly and this head. I guess the cat ate the rest. I thought I should paint it and tryed it on various surfaces and locations but I felt it needed to be raised up on something. I put it on one of the little gessoed boards I paint on and tryed it on top of a cup. But it was too big and I was trying all sorts of things when the obvious and poetic solution of an eggcup occurred to me. So I guess it's a painting about the cyclic nature of birth and death.

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