Voodoo Revival


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Voodoo Revival, art - Michael Garfield Visionary Art (michaelgarfieldart.com)
• Posters: signed print on 11"x17" glossy 100 lb. cardstock, shipped in a plastic bag with cardboard backing.

• 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 (oil and acrylic pens on 24"x30" masonite) on 2011-01-15 at Le Maison de Musique (New Orleans, LA) for Lorn, Teebs, Shanook, Mono/Poly, Ryan Pearce, Rekanize.

I was on this kick in my sketchbook last week with the idea of one animal's third eye becoming a second eye on a "more evolved" (that's bad science, people) animal...the third eye of a person is the second eye of an angel, and so on for ever and ever. (Likewise, a snake's second eye would be the third eye of a...fish?) But it's pretty obvious that a serious bayou groove got into this one and the finished product gives me the sense of some resurrecting swamp wizard reassembling himself from the local herpetofauna on a moonless night...and my friend Mackenzie mentioned that the whole "snake with a big ol' third eye" thing is totally a Martina Hoffmann trope (although she takes it in a totally different direction). Seems like maybe my forthcoming trip to Chimbre in Peru is already taking hold of me...
Thank you, four years of drawing reptiles and amphibians at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum, for giving me the experience necessary to paint this piece.

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