Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
The next painting in my 1989 series is number 8 on the album: Bad Blood. This painting uses archetypal imagery to capture universal feelings of tension, betrayal, and reaching a point of no return. With references to Eden, and fruit of knowledge and serpents of evil, the painting captures the spirit of the song. There is room for interpretation and speculation as to who did what in this story, and where the line between right and wrong really falls. For me this painting is about the struggle we all face in trying to do what’s best for ourselves. The two sides in this story are essentially existing inside one person. The Bad Blood can be the way you come to know something you didn’t know before, and that can’t be undone. The bad blood is the self-knowledge that means you can’t go back to the way it was before.
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