oil on canvas with gold leaf
24" x 24"
This painting is about hiding behind a metaphorical mask. It was inspired by people taking selfies and posting pictures of themselves that have been edited and manipulated digitally. Very few people post pictures that are real anymore and the world is enchanted by phoniness.
This painting was visually inspired by the scene in the movie “The Labyrinth” where David Bowie the goblin king dances at the masquerade in Jennifer Connelly’s hallucination after eating a poisoned peach.