Friday, April 9, 2010

The Unseen

This is for Adebanji Alade whose Flying Moleskin subject matter is the homeless and poverty. I thought the juxtaposition of the two existences made a compelling contrast.

11 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

The pages that you're doing Edward are fantastic. I would love to be getting a page from you!!

Megha Chhatbar said...

What a thoughtful and creative painting! Well done Edward! You are such a fantastic artist...Keep doing such great art-works!

adebanji said...

Great piece Edward,this contrast makes the message so strong. What a difference!

Dean H. said...

Very well done, my friend! Powerfully played up contrast between two human states at opposite ends of the spectrum.
It demonstrates a sad truth.
Very moving...great painting!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Yes, Edward, so true. Those of us who 'have' (homes, plentiful food, warm clothing that we choose, safety, comfort and even money for things like a nice coffee and a newspaper) would really much rather not 'see' those who, for whatever reason, do not.

I'm with Manon. I would love to be on the receiving end of one of your pages! I am watching all of this 'flying moleskin' activity... with joy!

Karen Bruson said...

I guess this is what art really should be about and not just pretty pictures.

Catherine Jeffrey said...

Wow Edward, you really made a statement here. Your depiction of the homeless person is somewhat disturbing, as it was meant to be. Artistically, the composition is great, allowing the "well to do" fellow to dominate. Again, you have captured the "attitude" very well.

James Parker said...

This is great, Ed. It really gets the message across.

Rosemary said...

Powerful and moving - a most successful piece! Lucky Adebanji!

Cathyann said...

Well done, Edward.

Gwen Bell said...

A very powerful statement, Edward, and so well painted!