[the kracken][2024]

[40"x40"][oil on canvas]

The Kracken is a favorite subject of mine. In particular, I love the depth of the ethereal blue background and the patterning of the high contrast white suckers on the tentacles, that give it a real sense of movement, brightness and fun.

This piece walks the line between representational and something rather more loose and open to interpretation. What I find the most beautiful about it is the tension that is created between these very rigid orbs and the very unrigid and unstructured structure they create.

I had a lot of fun making this piece. Much of the time, the constant repetition of shapes is both a worthwhile process to create an artwork, but also a meditation of sorts, where thoughts and actions unite to combine and capitulate, all in the service of creating something otherworldly and beautiful.

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