A blend of acrylic and marker, some ink, over a background of archival quality paper. I created this for my boyfriend (of the time) who gave it back, after he finally believed me that we had broken up.
When he gave it back to me, he acted as if he bestowed it upon me, like a favor. “Here, you can have this back. I agonized over the decision…” and something about " You don’t have to worry. I give you my permission to sell it or make prints or do whatever you want with it."
Err … yeah!
For the record, I follow Whistler’s philosophy of being an artist, so to speak. You know what? You buy a print of my work and you own exactly that: a print of my work. If I give you a painting, then you own exactly whatever I handed to you. You don’t own the rights to it in all forms, at all times, til death do you part, though. Nope! It is your painting, but it’s my creation and I can sell prints to it, reference it in books, and etc. any time I feel like it! I just can’t go into your home and take the painting.
Unless, of course, you have paid me exhorbitant sums of money for the rights to the prints, etc.and we have a contract stipulating such.
This is in much the same way that I may allow people to visit my children, but they are not allowed to claim to own them; or in much the same way as you’d pay me to clean your house, but it doesn’t make me your indentured servant much less your slave.
You get what you pay for, and what you pay for is one piece of paper or canvas, or some such, some paint or some such, artfully arranged. The rest is mine!
Or, to make it more clear: just because you bought a Stephen King book, it doesn’t mean he isn’t allowed to sell other copies to other people. But, if you bought the original, your copy is worth more than the other ones are!
For those of you who don’t know what I mean by Whistler’s philosophy, he was known to burst into the homes of persons who purchased his paintings and alter the paintings even years after they were purchased. His view was that , more or less, you paid for the privilege of having his art hanging on your walls, but it was still his painting to do with as he would.
Now, I wouldn’t go that far.. but I think you get the point!
Dimensions: No bloody idea – look at the way it’s shaped!
Date finished: Uhm … shall get back to you on that!