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"Bessemer Jack", 2018, framed artwork on workbench.
"Bessemer Jack", 2018, closeup detail of artwork.
"Bessemer Jack", 2018, closeup detail of artwork.
"Bessemer Jack", 2018, closeup detail of artwork.
"Bessemer Jack", 2018, closeup detail of artwork.

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Bessemer Jack (Ascends to Heaven)


Bessemer Jack (Ascends to Heaven) Painting

David Holcomb

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 16 W x 20 H x 0.5 D in

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"Bessemer Jack (Ascends to Heaven)", 2018, acrylic, painted paper collage, on canvas. 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm). This piece is a tribute to the work of artist Jack Whitten, who died in January of this year. Newspaper pages are painted in a variety of colors, then cut into small shapes and glued over a background of grays and black. The "tesserae" are layered, sanded, and in some places overlaid with a thick covering of tinted gesso, which is then sanded away to reveal the underlying layers. The collage elements are attached and sealed with acrylic polymer, with a UV protectant added to protect the colors. This picture is framed and ready to hang.

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Painting:Acrylic on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:16 W x 20 H x 0.5 D in

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Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in the rural Appalachian foothills of the northeastern part of the state, my childhood was surrounded by the natural world, the rigid social and cultural traditions of the deep South, the distant rumblings of 1960's social changes, and the panoramas of human existence revealed to me through reading, music and art. Most of my adult life has been spent working as a graphic designer in Birmingham, South Florida, and Dallas -- primarily in the television industry -- where I was immersed yet another hybrid universe, a fun-house world of ego, transitory celebrity, and social manipulation. These days I live and work in a cabin on the edge of the Ozark National Forest in northwest Arkansas, decompressing.

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