How Long Must I Wait? Why Is It Like This?

2 feet x 1 foot / 61cm x 30cm
Wood and Acrylic painting

There is a feeling I cannot name.

I want to be free, and there is something that is holding me back.

I play my instruments louder and louder, and get closer and closer.

I paint and can almost see it on the canvas.

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The feeling of running when your legs are about to give out.

The feeling of the fall after knowing you have tripped on the concrete.

The feeling of swimming.

 

Half-way free.

 

HLMIW 2
How Long Must I Wait? Why Is It Like This? 2020 wood and acrylic painting

Detail of HLMIW?WIILT?

 

The process of this – I drew what I thought I could see in my head on a piece of paper. After the initial rounds of sketching – I painted the wood white multiple times to evenly cover the surface.

I used as plastic nursery pot to paint on the yellow circle.

I then hand-mixed my own paint to get the deep red/rusted orange color and painted the original sketch free-hand onto the wood. I mixed my own grey and then started doing detailing work with the grey and white. I finished with black paint and lettering.

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