Sunday, January 29, 2012

"El Corazon"

"El Corazon" is the title of the annual show held at the Bath House Cultural Center around this time of year.
"Steam" is my contribution this time around. It's acrylic on paper, image size of about 8 by 6 inches.

This piece is similar in subject to another painting, "Days of Dreaming". The sort of "Steam Punk" imagery, with the apparently old, beaten up piece of hammered together machinery as the focal point (in this case a heart), is repeated here. A friend, on seeing "Days of Dreaming", expressed some intrigue with the subject matter and said he hoped it was a new direction. "Days" is a part of a series, but the other work in it doesn't really focus on that kind of imagery, and he hadn't seen any of those. So when I decided to contribute to "El Corazon" this year I revisited that direction.

The show opens Saturday February 4 at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas and continues through March 3.