SURREALISM -- SYMBOL ART PIC
The third in a contemporary
surrealism series on display in the online fine art galleries,
this symbol art pic is the last major work to be completed
during this period (1995-1997). Three separate inking techniques
are combined in this symbol art pic: contourism, crosshatching
and stippling. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the
artist, is included with purchase.
"Part III: Denouement: Midnight." © Chris Eisenbraun
The third symbol art pic in this contemporary surrealism series
is named Midnight. The title represents the moment when the
masks come off and the truth is out. Begun July 4, 1997; completed
July 23, 1997. The work that ends this series of contemporary
surrealism is "Part
IV: Epilogue: Abracadabra."
Thanks to Kelly Bebermeyer (photographer) and Jennifer Groth
(model) for their wonderful gift! I can't afford models, so
most of my work is based on photographs. With "Midnight"
I knew that it was going to be hard to find a photo of a woman
cutting off the mask that is her face. Kelly and Jennifer
volunteered to help. We ended up doing two separate photo
shoots (with a zillion pictures). By the end of the second
shoot, Jennifer wanted in on the action, picked up the camera
and made Kelly pose <laugh>.
The artist's mannequin holds a card from the previous two
drawings in this series of contemporary surrealism ("Wildcard"
and "Lemonade"): the broken queen of hearts card.
The face in the middle is based on the photo on the cover
of the U2 album "War." This face is Sorrow, Anger
and Pain: cover up one eye and the face is Sorrow, cover up
the other eye and you see Anger; the lip is bruised and broken,
The song that kept getting played at the end of this work
was from "Empty Glass," by Pete Townshend..."I
am an Animal." Almost wore out the vinyl on that one
<lol>. There is a song in each of the symbol art pics
from this period (1995-1997).
Steve Garron ("Precious")
is the model for the face in the mirror. He was putting his
face on the glass, experimenting with effects and making photocopies
and gave me the results <g>. I told him that his part
in this work symbolized people's insecurities (the darkness
in us all).
This work is third in a series of four symbol art pics. Click
here to view the entire contemporary surrealism series of
pics (in one setting).