Sunday, January 11, 2009

And On The Seventh Day, Ye Shall Rest...

I created this painting from a series of photographs that I took early one Sunday morning while driving through Martinsburg, WV. This large teddy bear of a man was sound asleep on some concrete steps, oblivious to the waking world around him. He looked comfortable, peaceful and at rest. I felt like this might make a good portrait of social incongruities: the large man might look threatening but at this moment, he was a gentle giant. The night is turning into day, the dark into light and the otherwise cold world of glass reflections and stone make a fine resting place.

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