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Miles Davis

Abbey Adams's avatar Abbey Adams

This is a small sketch of my proposed piece. The final work will be a painting approximately 3 ft x 6 ft on paper, framed. The white chalk detail (that currently only reads "Sit") is not quite determined yet, it may be more of an expressive line drawing incorporated around a realistic painting of Miles Davis, my basset hound. At first glance, this piece looks like a large study of Miles, because he has taken center stage in my life, constantly putting on a show for my attention. However, I want this piece to find meaning in the duality of both the controlled realism and perfectionism of the painted dog vs. an expressionistic spontaneous white chalk line drawing. I love Miles' character and I like using him as a subject to express my emotions, ideas, and spirit. In this piece I am thinking about "training" a living being-what is good/bad/expected/proper? Free spiritedness vs. controlled obedience. Doing what you're told vs. what your inner self feels. What's better in the end?

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: appx. 1 inch
  • Medium: Pastel on paper
  • Width: appx. 6 ft
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: appx. 3 ft