The Poet

Mark Bush's avatar Mark Bush

The Poet is a portrait of my friend, recording artist Teddy Martin. The image's paintbrushes symbolize the lyrics he uses to make his own art. The intrusive pose captured Teddy in a moment between pride and vulnerability. These moments exist a lot for artists, and I wanted to personify the feeling of uncomfortable intimacy that artists experience when introducing their art into the world.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: acrylic
  • Width: 40 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 60 inches