“Why don’t you paint some nice flowers” I thought to myself one day, “that’s something nice” So I set about painting a nice flower. Oh! let’s make it blaack! I added. And a nice skull in it. Yeah, I like them types of flowers!
I pondered this greatly as I worked on this small canvas. It is a blue black flower (he pua) with a skull (he tohu o te tangata) in the centre, blossoming upon a vivid blood red background. As I daubed away at the skull in the centre I asked myself “Geez – why do I like skulls so much?”
Is it all the doom and gloom? A symbol of death? A morbid fascination with the darker side of life?
Yeah fuck yeah!
Ha ha – you thought I was going to say no, didn’t you?
Well, over the last six years I’ve lost a few friends and family, for various reasons. I am not afraid to die, but I am afraid of what will happen to my son if I should shuffle off this mortal coil before he becomes an adult.
And ever since this started happening, I started drawing skulls. Lots of them. Skulls are the ultimate symbol of humanity. A skull could represent anyone. It could be me, it could be my son. It could be one of my whānau who have passed on. It could be you! :O! Nothing represents my essential love for humanity like a good skull.
This painting is 8 inches by 8 inches, painted using Golden acrylics and a nice medium as a finishing varnish. This painting is also for sale! as it is small enough to ship. I have paypal and can also accept bank transfers. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, contact me at email@example.com.
This is my first post in Spring! Spring has sprung (at least here in Kaiti, Gisborne) and a merry sneezing season to you all. I have included some photos of the plum tree blossoms, just in case some of you wanted an actual really nice flower. Hehe.