I am very excited to announce that I have two pieces in an upcoming show in Petersburg! The show is called "An Unkindness of Ravens" and is presented by "The Art Room" gallery. All the work in this show has been created by Virginia artists and was inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. A portion of the sales from the opening night will benefit the Poe Museum in Richmond!
I've created a small series related to Edgar Allan Poe, specifically dealing with "The Tell Tale Heart" and I'm so happy to share it with you today! First, I drew a portrait of Poe, then I covered his body and background with his words from "The Tell Tale Heart" in teeny tiny cursive. On his shirt I repeated the phrase "I heard all of the things in the heaven and in the earth" multiple times, because I thought that part was a little extra creepy. If you don't remember, The Tell Tale Heart is about an insane caretaker for an old man. The caretaker decides that even though he loves the old man, he has to kill him because the old man has a false eye that looks like a vulture eye. He calls it the "Evil Eye" and does some creepy things before killing the man and hiding him under the floor boards of his house. If you want to read the whole story, you can do so by clicking here.
After upping the contrast a bit, I started overlaying my abstract paintings onto the portrait. Then I started erasing sections of the abstract so that you could better see Poe's sad face. I made 8 of these, 7 are for sale and the 8th will be revealed on the opening night of "An Unkindess of Ravens"!
If you see one you're interested in, just click it! They are available in my Shop, in 8x10" and 11x14"!
A special limited edition print not featured here will be for sale at "The Unkindness of Ravens" opening night as well as an original drawing of the Poe Museum in Richmond! I hope to see you there!
Show opens on October 7th from 6:30-9pm and is up through the month, ending on Halloween!
More details/RSVP here. The Art Room is located at 10 Bollingbrook St. in Petersburg VA 23803. Details on The Art Room gallery in Petersburg can be found by clicking here.
Each 8x10" print is $30. Each 11x14" print is $40. FREE SHIPPING on ALL PRINTS!!
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