Portfolio TitleAnd Some Other Info Here

The Ox

  • Nose
  • ox-2
  • ox-3
  • ox-4
  • ox-5
  • ox-6

Oil on Canvas

60″ x 60″

This was my first commissioned painting. It was for Michael and completed in the spring of 2013. He knew exactly where he wanted it, how big and that he wanted something abstract featuring empty space.

The most revealing part of the face, the eye, is missing. To me this holds the idea of the give and take Michael brings to his work as an actor. The parts he reveals and the parts no one will ever see. In keeping with this theme, there is a 1/4 inch outline where very personal thoughts about Michael are written. The painting was designed to hang above his bed so the viewer stands about seven feet away. No one will ever be able to read these small words… not unless he lets them get close enough.