|Bobby C "Lady", M/M on Door|
|Bobby C "Cool Trees II" M/M on Door|
So I asked him.
I think his explanation gives a little insight into the way one artist thinks, and how that thinking ends up as a painting, or two.
When asked what was the inspiration for the painting, Bobby answered,
"The idea came to me while I listening to the 50’s channel on XM radio; they were talking about 45 records with an “A” side and “B” side. I wondered how I could do a painting with two sides and painting on wood came to mind. I went to the store and the cheapest thing I could find was also the biggest and lightest…a door."
I asked if there was something in particular about the door that inspired him to use it as a painting surface. "Painting anything is exciting because I am very spontaneous and adventurous when I do a painting. I have an idea of what I might want but no definitive plan on how to do it. I just start and then let the process evolve. I believe to a degree in improvisation. So the bigger the surface (like a door) the more creative I can be. Also, big, bold, bright is what I personally like."
So what should we come away with, as your message, or meaning? "The painting project was for fun. In order to get the proportions for “Lady” correct I had my wife lay down on the door in the pose I wanted and I traced her….that was fun!"
Sometimes a door is meant to be opened, or closed. But sometimes it's meant for fun.