Love Spell Vessel Series
This surreal painting reflects one perspective on love spells. Many who do love spells don't think of them as problematic but are against curses as bending the will of another. I think love spells are just as much about bending free will (if they're successful, that is) and so wanted to play with that a bit. I made the background a watery landscape primarily of green with a blue sky in tribute to the famous painting of Venus on the shell and because green is associated with her (because copper, her metal, turns green). The rest of the imagery is based on creatures that use their beauty to lure and then entrap--Venus flytraps, sundews, and poisonous corals. I modified these images to suit the concept and increase the magic realism, making them heart-shaped and to increase the intensity of their colors. The sundew leaves morphed into heart-shaped pouches decorated with pearls. I had great fun coming up with and painting these images. This painting is a continuation of my series Vessels.
The giclee prints are 12 x 16"/30 x 41cm on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original acrylic painting is 18 x 24"/46 x 61cm on a cradled wood panel with a 1.5" profile, ready to hang (no frame is necessary, but you can still frame it if you want).