Black Powder
 
Black Powder, Polycrystalline wax, Red Oak, plywood. 64” x 35.5” x 2.75”

In this large fantasy auto-portrait, I wanted the pistol, ball, and bird to be small islands of commanding attention to detail within the larger and looser expressive composition. So, I modeled them in higher relief and allowed myself to focus in and decorate the Walker Colt pistol and imagined jaybird with detailed inlay. The figure and surrounding forest are depicted in freehand pours and occasionally quickly carved strokes.

Black Powder, detail
Black Powder, detail
Black Powder, detail
Black Powder, detail

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