Got really lazy on this near the end. I’ll do a better one over the summer. #art #illustration #painting
oh shit I got four commissions at once I need to put people in like a queue now whoa this is new
'Shooting Up', stock market newspaper, archival inkjet, acrylic on canvas, board and tulipwood. 150 x 100cm / 2013
After Tulipmania, the first economic bubble over 370 years ago during the Dutch Golden era, the tulip flower’s symbolism of being the most high-status flower transformed in Still life Vanitas paintings to also represent the folly of humanity, civilisation and society. The alluring speculation of the Tulip, a transient beauty brought Holland to it’s knees economically where at it’s peak a bulb sold for more than a house, has parallels with our current global financial crisis as a cycle of repeated history. The Chinese vases hint at where the next bubble might be with flowers psychedelically depicted to suggest a delirious alternate reality. The still life is sometimes regarded as a passive genre but was an expression of what was the birth of modern capitalism with Holland’s trading power.
BECAUSE this is the cutest photo I have seen in the last ten minutes.
so today was my last shift at the coffee shop in my school until it re-opens in the fall
but then I was informed that I’ll be working in the pubs kitchen over the summer (so knowing I have a job, even if the shifts are limited is AWESOME)
and then later on I decided to open up commissions (only on facebook so far) and I had someone request to put a few of my paintings up in their store AND a different client wanting a custom painting
and then lastly I came home to realize I’m almost at 2.500 followers
GUYS THIS IS A GREAT START TO THE SUMMER
LET’S GET A ROUND OF HIGH-FIVES