09 January 2012

Virtuous or Virtual?

15" x 22", watercolour, 1998, private collection

The composition of this one may look odd, but I always intended for the model to be sort of falling forward in space. She's actually lying on the same black chair that's in Without List 2 and  Take a Break, Driver 8 (same model and outfit, but the chair is negative and "invisible," foreshadowing this painting's truly invisible chair).

The title comes from the song "Selfish" by Michael Penn from his 1997 album Resigned. I find Penn's juxtaposition of those specific words very interesting.

This painting was part of Operation: Waterstorm.




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