For some reason it won't let me post the beginning to the end, so I had to post it vice versa. But this painting started as a tree(branches). Then while painting the tree, it started turning into a bunch of businessmen. As the bussinessmen started to pop out more and more, it somehow became a baby. And that baby started to vomit. I like to work this way often when it comes to subject matter. Allowing images to just pop up from my surroundings or as a reaction to what was there in the first place. In the end I believe a finished piece needs to be an enigma, it needs to make the viewer think, and possibly not have a resolved end point. Acting as a question, more so than an answer.
This painting is part of a series I haven't fully delved into as much as I've wanted to yet. I start by painting a face from memory of either someone i've seen on the street, known in person, or seen in media be it advertisement, television, pop culture etc. I let multiple faces interject the original idea, and the figure acts and becomes a conglomeration of multiple personalities of what I feel to be the next step. In the end, the piece becomes a complete stranger from anything or anyone else I could of possibly interacted with.
I don't know how I feel about this painting, I did this in September/October 2010. It's about 7.5ft tall by 9ft wide. I took good documentation throughout the process though, and I always find it interesting to watch them grow. Oil on canvas.