Medium: Acrylic Paint on Acrylic Paper
Size: 12″ × 16″
Based on the fifth song from the Tool album 10,000 Days, The Pot was completed in 2009 and was an attempt at a more surrealistic style.
In this painting, I wanted to infuse a sense of wonder and mystery to a surrealistic style. I also wanted to capture that magical element that is so apparent in Tool’s music.
I didn’t base my painting on the band’s meaning of the song as I had portrayed it (inadvertently) in “another piece.”
Set in a desert, a man encounters a giant pot that has no explanation as to why it is there. Suddenly, a fleshy eye opens and stares intently at the man. The man stares back. The Pot doesn’t blink. The man forgets to drink water. The Pot is indefatigable. The man soon dies. The Pot closes it’s large eye and continues to hide it’s mysteries.