And That's the Tooth, 36" by 60", Acrylic latex and acrylic on canvas, 2013
A lot of good responses from my class critique today for my final painting in Art 212. My favourite comment was that this painting tests the viewer's assumption of what a (figure) painting is. The viewer assumes at first glance that it's a figure painting, but as the viewer is lead through it, they begin to question whether it is a figure or abstraction and the space shifts from right up to the picture plane and back. A viewer can empathize with the pose but the mask-like face, ghosty leg, thin torso, monstrous hands and feet, and missing foot stop the viewer from "understanding" the figure. It jars expectations and creates a type of mystery. :) I'm very pleased!