Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Aging and Decay

I have always loved this painting by Matt Walters. Unfortunately, to my horror, after a few years, I noticed the piece cracking and flaking. His art experiments resulted in the medium lifting away from the canvas ground. I arrested the destruction by applying a layer of gel medium. Hard to see the imagery with the glare, but I would never want to part with this painting, even tho' it has suffered damage. In nature, there is beauty even in decay; it's all part of the life and death process. I put a turtle shell in front of it because of its similarity in color, texture, aging and flaking.

Matt Walters
Inverse Negative Cardboard
photo transfer on canvas
18" x 20"

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