12 January 2012

End the Need for Eden

15" x 22", watercolour, 1998

The title is a line from the song "Anagram (For Mongo)" by Rush, from their 1989 album Presto, a song in which each line contains anagrams of that line's words:

There's a snake coming out of the darkness
Parade from paradise
End the need for Eden
Chase the dreams of merchandise

According to my preliminary sketches, though, this painting was called "Truth." I don't remember why I changed it to the Rush lyric.

Sketches for the background.

Vertical orientation above switches to horizontal orientation below, in which the background is (nearly) locked down.

Final background sketch.Curvy matrix.  

This painting was part of Operation: Waterstorm.

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