“Saint George and the Dragon!”
The Saint George legend is a hero story that’s over a thousand years old.
Saint George is usually on a white horse, but let’s turn the horse loose – the horse really doesn’t need to be there. Let’s put Saint George and the dragon in bumper cars for their epic battle. Saint George’s is red and white, because the Saint George flag is a red cross on a white background.
The mandatory distressed maiden in “Saint George and the Dragon” paintings is in a boat the dragon just blasted.
This work is a rascally take on the grand theme of good and evil. Saint George is good and is showered by flowers, butterflies and bubbles. The dragon is evil. He’s black smoke, bats’ wings and holds a cigarette in the curl of his tail.
Who will win? Place your bets.
I’m showing at the Tempe Center for the Arts in Tempe, Arizona from September 23-December 30. The opening is Saturday, September 30 from 6-9 pm. BONUS! There will be a photo booth based on “Invisible Sonata”, below. This is your chance to get a photo of yourself in one of my pictures.
I’m looking forward to putting hummingbirds in my work. In August I went to Kathleen Reeder’s hummingbird photo workshop and came home with over 4,000 hummingbirds, an embarrassment of riches.
I recently shipped ten works to the Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah. This is one great gallery, a nice place to take a breath at the top of the hill, visit with the fun folks at the gallery and see a variety of excellent art.
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