Picasso Eyes Zen Chicken
This is a Zen chicken homage to Picasso's many drawings of figures and their simple yet expressive eyes. As an educator I am familiar with an art game called Do it yourself Picasso Portraits. I also recently collected the out of print book, Goodbye Picasso by David Douglas Duncan.
The front cover features Picasso's eyes looking through a cut out mask of an owl head. My students are confused by Picasso until they create a Picasso reference without knowing it. Then I am able to contextualize their "mistake" into an improv art history lesson about creative directions other than video game realism.
The why of my Zen chicken flock is art history. I am inspired by the avant garde of various eras, collage, asemic writing, and cave art. In my creative process unexpected, unexplained contrasts are positioned as harmonies.
The drawing measures 12 x 16 inches and is acryl-ink on watercolor board Canson Plein Air Watercolor Artboards are rigid, acid-free, 2 ply (1.5 mm) boards that have been laminated to 129 lb (190 gsm) cold press Canson paper. The drawing is signed by the artist with a vermilion and white signature chop on the front, and with full name and date on the back. Ships mounted in an archival mat ready to pop into a 16 x 20 inch frame style of your choice.
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