Double Shadow

  • Size: 14″ x 28″ x 1.5″
  • Substrate: Canvas
  • Medium: Oil pen on Acrylic

Our environment is ever changing and asymmetrical. It is, at best filled with an impenetrable chaos filled with unpredictability and volatility. Painting in my aesthetic and the ridiculous balance it carries, is my way of coping with an unbalanced world, and my outright need to put order back into the chaos that surrounds me.

Furthermore, my need for symmetry is over compulsively inherent. I become obsessed with not only duplicity, but the idea of mirroring, and separating the twinning of something into positive and negative, light and dark, hot and cold, and so forth. This piece, entitled “Double Shadow”, is a statement to that obsession.

In this piece, there are two Identical Mickey’s in length and width. In fact, everything about them structurally is symmetrical. I decided to have them exist in the same world, but with different elements. They are surrounded by a world of broken nonsensical kaleidoscope shards of different temperatures. The one on the left is cold, and the one on the right is warm. They are exuding pigments of the opposite temperature to their background, that drips from their frame. Inside them, lay the words “DOUBLE SHADOW” in both light grey and titanium white that, too are opposite from each other.

Everything about them is different, and yet the structure and design is the same, providing a dichotomous effect of balanced different similarities. This piece, where the world is shown with unpredictability and chaos, Mickey is the anchor inside the storm. I consider these TWO pieces merged together, hence the idea of this being both 29 and 30.


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