The creation of NYC cheese taxi
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 120 cm
I wanted to depict the coming together of the man-made world and the natural world. Right in the middle, there is’s a pair of hands like in Michelangelo’s (taken from “The Creation of Adam.”, but iIn Michelangelo’sthe original artwork, God and Adam’s fingers doare not touch,ing signifying the gap between them.) In my artwork though, the fingers are touching, signifying my hopes for a world where Mman and his environment have a mutualistic, harmonious relationship … rather thanwhich is obviously not a world where humans are polluting the sea and causing global warming.
The Great Wave off Char-gawa
Acrylic on Canvas
70 x 50 cm
Taking inspiration from one of my favourite artists (Señor Salvador Dalí,). I painted my version of Dalí’s The Elephants with The bright hues inof the bottom half of the canvas, as well as with my dog, whose name is Charcoal, with Roman ruins on her back is my version of Señor Salvador Dalí’s “The Elephants”. The ruins on Charcoal’s back represent herCharcoal’s battle against time. She turned 15 inas of 2020 and she falls down a lot. and eEvery year, her legs grow weaker so she falls down a lot, almost as if she’s being weighed down by something. I also morphed Charcoal’sher hind legs into Katsushika Hokusai-san’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” due tobecause Charcoal’s her fearafraid of water, so I’m assuming her worst fear would be death by drowning. Hence, sShe looks at the viewer, terrified. BeneathUnder Charcoal, is Señor Salvador Dalí’s “Ship with Butterfly Sails”, which represents my hopes for herCharcoal to be able to live as happily as possible while she can. Lastly, the dark upper half of the canvas, with the clouds and the man fishing for the giant moon in the dark upper half of the canvas symbolises my understanding that Charcoal will eventually die, and the sadness that accompanies that thought. Like a small man fishing for a giant moon that he will never reach, it is impossible for Charcoal to live forever.