view additional image 1
The artwork framed on the worktable, with paint and brushes nearby to indicate scale.
A closeup detail image of the artwork.
A closeup detail image of the artwork.
VIEW IN MY ROOM

View In A Room

fullscreen

View Fullscreen

heart

Add to Favorites

View In My Room

VIEW IN MY ROOM

The First to Speak
View In My Room

VIEW IN MY ROOM

The First to Speak Painting

David Holcomb

United States

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 18 W x 24 H x 0.3 D in

Ships in a Box

info-circle
SOLD
Originally listed for $440Make an OfferView Print Options
star-fullstar-fullstar-fullstar-fullstar-full Trustpilot Score

951

Views

3

Favorites

Artist Recognition

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

"The First to Speak", 2015, acrylic and paper on wood, 18 x 24 inches (45 x 60 cm). This piece illustrates the basic conflict between the rational, structured, side of the human indentity and the wild, disorganized, side. Out of this struggle comes our need to communicate, and the words we use to do it. The plywood panel is gessoed and sealed, then painted with a rough collision of dark, cool blues, apple green, and a dark, muddy red. Different thicknesses of paper, in shades of dark gray-green, brown, white, and beige are cut into a variety of shapes -- some geometric, some organic -- and layered with more thinned paint, then sanded to allow suggestions of the underlying surfaces to ghost through. The final layer is sanded smooth and finished with a light coat of UV-protectant varnish.

Details & Dimensions

Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:18 W x 24 H x 0.3 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

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.

Artist Recognition

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.

globe

Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 7-day, money-back guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support