Contemplating The Gem

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Contemplating The Gem, art - Michael Garfield Visionary Art (michaelgarfieldart.com)

• Posters: "Contemplating The Gem" signed print on semi-gloss 100 lb. cardstock.

• Giclées: Signed and numbered (series of 25) high quality archival print on canvas. Finished with a colorfast UV gloss varnish, stretched on 3/4" bars, and shipped with hanging hardware.

Painted live at 2008-11-01 at theOgden Theatre (Denver, CO) and 2010-02-26 at The Maison (New Orleans, LA) to the music of Zilla, EOTO, Vibesquad, Lynx and Janover & EPROM, R/D, DS@STR. 18"x24", paint markers on masonite.

Back in New Orleans with an old favorite I had just coated in silver paint, the original floral scape peeking out in bits and pieces, at odd angles, as if frozen beneath a sheet of ice. And what goes better with ice than flowers and cold-blooded reptiles, of course? Plus, I have simply not painted enough snakes. Strange fact about this painting I only noticed days later: everything in it is going up...the plants growing, the snakes uncoiling, the bubbles floating, and even the crystal is oriented with the point skyward. All ascendant masculine eroticism – anthers the pollen-bearing male tip of a plant, snakes and wheat famously phallic...just goes to show you, these things only avail themselves to interpretation after the fact, when things have stopped spinning so fast.

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