So far I’ve covered (with lashings of paint and canvas) Radiohead, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Skunk Anansie and Templeton.
I’ve just worked out that it has been a whole YEAR since I did painting no. 6! Where has the time gone?
Couldn’t Have Planned it Better
I’m a firm believer in things happening in their own time and for the right reasons and this painting just happens to coincide with the hype to the release of Muse’s 7th album, ‘Drones’ — due out on the 8th June, 2015.
I would like to say that this painting was finished a few weeks ago — before I knew what the album was called — and due to unforeseen circumstances (me and my hubby, Mike, having had the privilege of being in the movie, ‘Detour’ being filmed in our town and then us both getting ill on top of that!) I haven’t had the chance to reveal it yet.
Drones, Clones and Blood
What really struck me when Muse released the name of the album ‘drones‘ (and all three of the members having their eyes blacked out on one of the promotional photo’s) was that there were (in the painting) strange clay-like creatures that immediately emerged from the middle of the canvas and I jokingly said to Mike that they look like ‘clones’.
One of these clones even has wide, white, staring, blank eyes…eerie or just proof of quantum revelations? Can we really pluck things from the ether before they are physically ‘out there’ — i.e. did I tap into what was going on in the Muse studio?
I really dig how this works!
A friend of mine got a sneak peak over Skype as I was in the process of painting this and asked me what all the blood was about in the center of the painting. At the time I had no idea because, as most of you know by now, these paintings materialize themselves — I’m just acting as the conduit.
Muse just released their first song ‘Psycho’ with a video on Saturday and as it started nearing the end, the penny dropped…
There was blood all over the one characters face and the song is generally about the ‘manufacturing’ of soldiers to become mindless killing machines.
I hope I’m whetting your appetite here. Cause further down I’m going to take you on the pictorial process — the start to finish photo’s of what is called ‘Resurrection’.
The Evasive Message Behind the Art
In next weeks blog I’ll be taking you through the emotions that came up whilst painting this so we can get a better perspective of what this artwork may represent.
Personally, I’m still a bit in the dark and will have to mine the painting to extract the subliminal message by unpacking the words I jotted down on the sides of the canvas.
So, without further ado…let’s have a look at MUSE on canvas:
As I’ve said before, next week will be the reveal of the emotions or deeper meaning of this painting — so stay tuned! (UPDATE — You can read the next blog here: Decoding Muse (Rock Art Painting no. 7) — ‘Resurrection’)
If you want to see and listen to their latest release, see below:
Please let me know what comes up for you, when you look at this painting, in the comment box below — I’d love to hear from you!
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