Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Broken

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"The Broken"
acrylic on panel
8 x 10 inches, framed
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As I said before, this piece is inspired by Coheed & Cambria's song, "The Broken" which is on their latest album, Year of The Black Rainbow. When I saw the artwork for the song (a crow with broken lines in it), it was so similar to my style that I felt I had to make my rival to the artwork, the way I would have liked to have seen it.

I had a really tough time photographing it because it has insanely small detail; the most intricate of which I have ever done. I would consider this piece a miniature because the detail work is so tiny.

As for the symbolism in the painting, I referred again to the language of flowers that was so popular in Victorian times; this painting referencing Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet briar or Eglantine Rose) which symbolizes "A wound to heal".