I often get ask a lot about the meaning in my pieces, I decide to blog a little about a piece. I also talk about, why I choose to use cardboard.
Artist Intent of Piece, “Elliot, I spilled the Milk”
Dimensions: Artwork Size 9” x 11”
Medium: Acrylic paint, watercolour, ink, dye, pencil on found cardboard
(Professional Custom Frame)
As me regarding Pricing
Due to the nature of cardboard, this artwork has been custom and archival-framed to promise longevity of artwork.
“My twin characters sit in an obedient seize pose (traditional Japanese way of sitting), without an expression or clothing, and a lack of reaction to the spilling of milk.
“Elliot, I spilled the Milk”, is titled from the 80’s classic movie, E.T. In a scene of the movie, ET gets drunk from beer (as he never tasted or experience the effects of intoxication) and he spills milk all over the kitchen, making a big mess for Elliot, who is at school, as it is later revealed just how interconnected Elliot is to the alien, E.T.
In my work, I often use Mirror Twin Cartoon Characters to express simplistic emotions of childhood and naivety. The child form is that of pure, and alien-like, to the experiences of interaction in our world. Using dreamlike qualities and abstraction of line work, along with the application of paint, I hope to communicate these same ideas of vague originality (without knowledge). I often have my characters float on found cardboard or on delicate papers. I think cardboard is an interesting texture and is often discarded or used to box things in for safe keeping. The symbolism to milk in the work is an allusion to mother’s milk, showcasing purity and connection to birth. I use abstraction in my work to portray movement, a similar technique used in animation. This shows no clarity between time, movement, and that of memory.”