New illustration study

11September 2007

This is a new study for my upcoming series of oil paintings titled “BitTorrent.”  The BitTorrent paintings are going to be a self-created mythology where I take the ideas of our past and combine them with what is in our minds today.  This study is about the disharmony of size and complexity.  I want to work with compositions that are very simple, yet very complex, as the convoluted arrangement and use of the compositional forms within the total space quiets down its own exaggeration.  

I can see these in my mind as very subtle images with many juxtaposing compositional elements.  Each element is at war with one another as their disharmony causes a mindfulness of peace.  I am very interested in how we as mankind see our world, very similar to these ideas of balance and discord.  I wanted to work toward an overbalanced composition that felt as if it almost sprang back on itself.  And I think I got it.

BitTorrent Study 6
Ink on Paper.  2007.