Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Yo

I got my work back from the framer. Big props to him, he does a great job, i'm super happy. This spread is getting wrapped up and sent off tomorrow for Art Sydney. Stoked that's out of the way!

Hopefully they like biro down there.

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I just got a new piece done for a show coming up at Retrospect in Byron Bay. The show is called Day of the Dead and celebrates all things religious, deathly and mysterious.

This is the full piece.

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Basically the way I approached it was like this; I wanted to try and cover all three themes - Religion, Death & Mystery. Touching on dedications that aren't necessarily religious, but things people dedicate themselves too with religious dedication.

The overarching message is money and gambling, people are mental for that shit, hence the Clubs, Spades, Diamonds & Hearts symbols, then I just went ahead and filled it all in with relevant imagery; Benjamin Franklin is money, fish for fishing, 'the attacking birds' for mystery, skulls for death, and good old JC for religion directly.

Hopefully it fits into the show alright.

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I think i've got time for one more sneaky piece for this show, so I better get back to it.

Take care,
Troy

3 comments:

Atty October 25, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

Hi Troy

Today I was at the Australian Art Show and just purchased two of your pictures.

Awesome detail and look forward to seeing future work.

Oh I purchased the mirror woman and triangle of life :)

Cheers

Graham

troy archer October 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Graham,

Thanks so much for buying them, that makes me really happy!

I spend so much time creating art, Triangle of Life was like 80 hrs or something so it's always super exciting for me when something gets sold! I love Mirror Woman so i'm really glad that you liked it enough to buy it.

I exhibit a lot through Retrospect so keep an eye on what they have on offer from time to time.

Thanks again, i'm super happy about that.

All the best, Troy

troy archer October 25, 2009 at 8:54 PM  

Graham,

Thanks so much for buying them, that makes me really happy!

I spend so much time creating art, Triangle of Life was like 80 hrs or something so it's always super exciting for me when something gets sold! I love Mirror Woman so i'm really glad that you liked it enough to buy it.

I exhibit a lot through Retrospect so keep an eye on what they have on offer from time to time.

Thanks again, i'm super happy about that.

All the best, Troy