Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So, there I was, looking through the wacky pictures of art installations at the 2009 Venice Biennale when I came upon Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo and his giant gorilla paintings and my eyes nearly popped out of my head. You see, when I was in graduate school many years ago I also made giant monochromatic gorilla paintings with really thick paint. I had taken an Animal Behavior class at the University of Washington and was allowed a semester pass to the Woodland Park Zoo. Everyday I was allowed to watch the animals before all of the visitors would arrive and I did as many drawings as I possibly could. What fascinating subjects to observe and try to capture. I will try to find some pictures of my paintings so that you can see them next to Miquel's.