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Full Moon Circus

Douglas La Ferle's avatar Douglas La Ferle

"It’s a full moon. A rare lunar storm creates strong winds, thunder and lighting. First appearing in the distance, it rapidly approaches the hay fields just outside the town. But there is no rain, in fact the wind is dry and blowing a dense cloud of dust. The wind has a pungent, bitter taste, and charged with electricity. In the storm of dust and wind, a ghost-like apparition appears –a lady with a large snake draped over her shoulders. Her face is hidden behind a silk veil exposing only her haunting eyes. She is a harbinger heralding the arrival of a dark circus. The wind grows stronger yet and out of the fog-like dust a variety of exotic animals and oddly-shaped humans slowly appear. It becomes apparent that they are circus performers outside the confines of the big top - it’s unusual and unsettling, like inmates outside of the asylum." The proposed installation is an oil painting in conjunction with a video inspired by the painting, but the video is optional.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: oil on canvas with video
  • Width: 15 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 4 feet