june 2005. 9 x 12ish. Acrylic & ink on bristol.

The vast majority of this is a metallic copper that doesn't scan well, so imagine it all shiny. I was once told that I do too many squid, so lately I've just been taking the squid theme and driving it home, because clearly there's no such thing as too many squid. This is kind of a reference to the many religious paintings of old that are covered in gold leaf as a sign of reverence and holy light. I've always found them to be very tacky, but beautiful in that same aspect of tackiness.

If the Virgin Mary gets gold, a man-faced squid must AT LEAST get copper.