Monday, January 3, 2011

"Vine Ripe Pipes"

If you follow my work, you know that pipes paintings are a constant theme in my artist portfolio. "Pipes" were a negative subject ingrained in my childhood memories, so painting them in a different light is almost therapeutic for me. When I was a kid, there were instances when I would have to go with my Mother down into a damp, dark basement to reach the fuse box whenever the power went out in the house. This process involved treading past these old rusty, spider-web covered water pipes!! To this day, I can still see this frightening imagery as it left such vivid memories!!! Now I can paint those pipes in such a more positive light!! Hence my inspiration!

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