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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Burial Of Kong

Burial Of Kong

charcoal on paper, 2009, 32"x 32"(framed)


This piece is modeled after the painting "Burial Of Count Orgaz" by El Greco, The image area is actually a shallow box and all the elements inside are cut out of paper or illustration board and arranged inside the box. For some unexplained reason I saw parallels between the painting and the end of this classic movie which I was obsessed with for a while. Kong represents a lot of things, including nature and the animal instinct in all of us. As a society when we kill that connection to the primitve or the unconcious animal nature, we are all diminished. We cannot conquer it because it is part of ourselves, either that or I don't know what I'm talking about.

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