Friday, August 07, 2015

'Fleeting Focus' - all done!

THANK YOU to all who attended the opening of last night's 12x12 group exhibition! Here is the entire painting:

'Fleeting Focus'
acrylic and aerosol on wood panel
available at Galerie Abyss
We live in a time that career & life coach, Robin Sharma, refers to as 'The age of dramatic distraction'. If the internet were a physical realm, I'm pretty sure it would be a casino. This painting was inspired by a conversation I had with a friend where I made a comparison between the two.

The objective of both are quite similar: to keep you spending your resources (time or money) and prevent you from realizing there is an outside world. (In fact, you can even visit online casinos!) Both can be fun and the internet is a practical tool - unfortunately, it's also a battlefield bombarded with time wasting links. Personally, I can not claim I always spend my time as productively there as I wish.The 666 slot machine eyes of the character in the painting (instead of 777) is the reference to the old adage 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop'.

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