Thursday, January 12, 2006

Shark composition studies

These studies were improvisational and completed while watching live sharks at the underwater world aquarium. Living in the midwest it was the only place I could go to see live sharks.

I sat around the aquarium for a couple of days just watching and thinking about how to abstract a shark. I am sure the employes labeled me "the creepy silent guy drawing" and thats cool I am sure I was just that.

Here are a few of the studies from that time.

This was back in a time when I was exploring the ideas of representation as abstraction...
...maybe I will paint like this again someday as it does have a bit of merit.

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