Balloon Sculptor

127 x 97cms  2006

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The balloon sculptor was in Rundle Mall, in front of the David Jones complex, with the escalator behind him, and it was only those two elements, plus the cherubs, that I wanted to use, so, I took another trip to Adelaide, and photographed ceilings, malls, the lute(?) player and, as an afterthought, the hoarding in front of a building site. Then I found a wallful of ripped posters in Port Adelaide and it all started to come together. I used Marilyn Manson, from his Smells Like Children CD because of his position and expression.

I confess that I copied the cherubs from Alexandre Cabanel's La Naissance de Venus.

 

There are more notes on the ripped canvas on the Compare Use of Ripped Canvas Page.

Balloon Sculptor