Monday, June 18, 2018
The Groom Stripped Naked by the Art World, even
"The Groom Stripped Naked by the Art World, even".
Painted by David Nicholls 2002.
This painting depicts an explorer, an astronaut, whose face is a "commune" of vulnerable human hearts. His head is protected by a traditional "Pa", a Maori fortification of fences that once protected warriors at the top of a hill. The Pa keeps out the art world represented by "sucking" vacuum cleaners. Clearly his freedom is severely restricted, he is "tied up", by his efforts to be safe.
I did this while I was having an art exhibition, a process I was not really enjoying at the time.