Thursday, May 29, 2008

Freelancer

This painting is a takeoff on Bosch's Wayfarer, a protest against the Orphan Works bill, & a general free-lancer's lament. Yes, I'm feeling a bit whiny, but I hope there's enough humor to leaven the sob story.

Acrylic on map on canvas, 10x10".

Click for a close-up.

I'm happy to report that this image will appear in Spectrum 16!

14 comments:

Images with Personality said...

You've executed this week's topic beautifully. The saucer-like eyes of the subject express so much. I look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Patrick said...

Very nicely done, and a very topical illustration of some of the things that are giving alot of us grey hair. I really like the use of the old globe art too.

Chris said...

Nice! I really like this illustration style. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

tanaudel said...

The central design seems curved, like an old globe. It glows and I can definitely see the Bosch reference!

Connie said...

This is glorious and I love the references. More please.

neilornstein said...

Well doesn't the information that you spend such time and care creating, doesn't your information "want to be free"?. Doesn't it blow the shofar and intone in its best Paul Robeson fashion, "let my pixels go"?
Perhaps not.
Best regards, Neil

Sarah said...

I like your style very much - as soon as I saw your blog I was reminded of Remedios Varo - one of my favourite artists - it's the detail, and depth and richness of colour I think - I can also see Bosch in this one.

johanna said...

your art is astounding! i've been waiting for a new post from you. i'm glad you finally did.

karen lee said...

Hi Leah,

This piece is fantastic as always. Your concepts and your level of detail are impressive as always, the artistry is astounding.
You inspire.

xo Karen

Candace Trew Camling said...

wonderful! Your work is so beautiful, even when it's focused on such an ugly subject! This orphan act is SO scary!

Bobo Cat said...

Very creative idea and wonderful style.

katie said...

Your work reminds me of the art of Remedios Varo...do you know of her? She seems to have fallen a bit by the wayside of art history but I love her stuff.

Nicola said...

Poignant and deeply moving...

Emily said...

nicely done!... I get upset about that too n try to lament to mom about it since she lives in seattle... but she dosn't really get what it entails...sigh! anyhow lovely piece!