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New Media: Acrylic, Gouache, Archival pigment ink , mixed media , archival cotton rag paper on Paper.
This is the 1st EVOLution of " All You Need Is"
The first painting 5x4 ft acrylic and resin on cradled wood panel, was a spontaneous result of several experiences aligning during a rainy fall evening at my studio back in 2011. I was going through a tough divorce and felt pretty raw. At this point I had been layering the painting, using my dremel to carve shapes/images into the wood panel...but I knew there's was more. That evening as I walked up the streets to my studio, in the autumn rain, I noticed a very elderly couple walking a head, holding hands. I was struck by them visually, their holding hands appeared as one...it triggered a surge of emotions. Once inside my studio I plugged in my headphones, the playlist landing on the Beatles, "All you Need Is Love"
Reactively I grabbed a large paint brush adding the text then reached for a vat of black paint and automatically outlined the couple, while "All you need is love" looped loudly through my heart and headphones.
It's been a wild journey since then practicing what I feel is the essence of true love, -1st learning to unconditionally love myself and then allowing that love to flow out, which 8 yrs later has inspired This version.
I had the original painting scanned and worked with a master printer in Toronto creating this first mixed media version. Then back at my studio, automatically painting the new text and concept creating an original one of one version.
I will make 15 of this size( by demand). Each becoming a one of one, each with a new title, new message, new details so that each is original.