Thursday, August 12, 2010

Berlin Wall "vignette" finished!

Here's the finished piece. As you can see I've made some changes. The JFK portrait was originally inspired by photo-realist painter Kent Twitchell's painting, and it was decided to stay close to this particular image of it. I may do some touch-ups here and there.

I may also take some better pics of the East side of the Wall, as there is much more contrast than shown.

Why the wreath? A failed "escape" attempt? I did add some pock marks on the wall to let the viewer's mind wonder.

This isn't a "documented" incident, because nobody on this side was allowed this close to the Wall. But it does give a feel of forbiding, isolation and sadness.

Like the "Storm Child" piece I did a couple years ago, this piece makes you think and invoke emotion into it. To be honest, these are the only pieces so far where I felt I was creating something that may be called "art".

Hope you like it and thanks for following.


Joe said...

That is really nice Jason! I like how it does make you wonder!


Anonymous said...

Great little scene. The thin margin between hope and despair has been captured visualy very well.
I like it very much, Jason!

Gary Dombrowski said...

Great job Jason. ~Gary