Mahaloness goes Artbomb this Friday Nov. 15th, 2013. I am putting up one of my lovelies up for Auction!
Painting up for auction: Pearl Diver’s Dream c.2011
This is a remix of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s 1665 masterpiece ‘Girl with Pearl Earring’. It is somewhat of a satirical piece which plays on the pearl earring, which in this version holds the universe. There is a Japanese pearl diver at the top left corner who is free diving to collect the highly sought after pearl, hence the title ‘Pearl Diver’s Dream’. There is an underlying sense of humor in my work that sometimes does require a quick explanation. That said there is something wonderful in witnessing viewers interpretations of this painting when they do not know the background story. In a playful way I am also acknowledging the history of painting and the master’s who paved the road for us today.
I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to hep with the recent devastation in the Philippines. shelterbox will be my first choice, click here to go to their website
Pearl diver’s dream
16 x 20 x 2 in.
Acrylic on panel