"Blind Faith" 3.5'w x 6.5'h oil on canvas
I knew I wanted a very generic looking surgeon and a profile and rather unapproachable and anonymous looking figure is what I am after for now. I am in the midst of trying to figure out if the other figure will be just a child or be the relation of parent to child prior to the surgery.
|Wash in of color|
I decided to go with a profile of a man. Perhaps the dad of the child. It could just be a patient. Or it could be a mirror reflection of the surgeon. I'm not really sure quite yet. I am just visually sorting all of this out. I'm still not sure how (or if) I will incorporate any text, but if I do, I will plan on tackling that later.
As far as a narrative in this piece, there is some thought of tackling the idea of when your child goes in for a major surgery. Suddenly you hand over his or her life to a complete stranger just hoping or just blindly assuming that this person knows what he or she is doing. When you think about it, do you really know if the person is a good surgeon? Such power. It's frightening.
I'll have to do something about the two figures because right now there really isn't much mystery as to what I am going after, so I think with some reworking and removal of some of the imagery, etc I may be able to not completely overstate everything.
|3.5'w by 7'h. oil and tape on canvas.|
There is an ironic beauty in MPNST stains.