“Nicest parts of Hell”; The insider’s scoop.Posted: April 21, 2011
Two main things served as the catalyst for this painting…
1) A song by Nine Inch Nails called “Sanctified”.
2) The tympanum over the doorway at Bourges Cathedral.
Not bad places to start. The painting is a cornucopia of mixed media; pencil, india ink, metallic acrylic paint, and oil paint. It has been left in a varying degree of incompleteness, because if there was a hell, it would take a poetry of being incomplete to land you there.
One thing I love about this work is the figures. Not only are they a writhing mass of contorted shapes, but each carries a sheen of reflective paint; silver for the sinners, and gold for the hell-spawn. It sure makes it difficult to photograph though….
Without the flowers, though, it just couldn’t be called “the Nicest Parts of Hell”