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And On the Fifth & Sixth Day

Jessica Pittman's avatar Jessica Pittman

WE ARE MADE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH, AND GOD CALLS US TO CULTIVATE AND TO CARE FOR IT INCLUDING THE CREATURES HE HAS ENTRUSTED US WITH. IF WE DON'T CARE FOR THE CREATURES OF THIS WORLD THEY WILL SLOWLY DISAPPEAR UNTIL THEY ARE NO LONGER HERE FOR US TO CARE FOR. EACH ANIMAL ALSO REPRESENTS A QUALITY OR A VIRTUE THAT IS ALSO DISAPPEARING FROM THIS WORLD. THEY TOO WILL BE LOST IF WE ARE NOT WILLING TO STAND UP AND DEFEND THEM. THE ACRYLIC POUR CREATES A BACKGROUND THAT RESONATES WITH THE CREATURES NATURAL ENVIRONMENT. THE ANIMAL IS THEN PAINTED ON TOP OF THE BACKGROUND USING OIL PAINT. THE THIN LAYERS OF THE OIL ALLOW THE IMAGE OF THE ANIMAL TO DISINTEGRATE INTO THE BACKGROUND IN DIFFERENT AREAS DEPENDING ON THE POUR. EVERY PAINTING IS ONE OF A KIND BECAUSE THE ACRYLIC POUR CANNOT BE CONTROLLED OR RECREATED EXACTLY. AFTER THE POUR IS MADE AND DRY, INSPIRATION FOR WHICH ANIMAL SHOULD GO ON TOP COMES FROM THE COLOR COMBINATIONS, AND THE DIRECTIONS OF THE POUR.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2”
  • Medium: Oil over Acrylic Pours
  • Width: 20'
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 10'