"The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths."-Barry H. Gillespie (via breathemystardust)
You can see at ponyhof artclub in Munich, Germany, from March 18 before May 5.
Akihito Takuma, Lines of Flight, op.340, oil on canvas, 2011
Beach Houses (from Teenage Stories) 2005
lambda print, 40” x 54”
Learned: Water-self-portraits are so not easy.
But laying in a mix of water, soy milk and beetroot juice was an interesting and fun experience :D
This piece is called “Ascent of Man and the Destruction of Magic”.
It was created for the ArtOrder Inspiration challenge.
Inspirations are my favourite artists and a recent trip to the MET where I saw even more beautiful works of sculpture and ancient crafts.
Klimt, Mucha, Herbert Draper, Bouguereau, Waterhouse, Frazetta, and a sculpture called “Mourning Victory” from the Melvin Memorial were all inspirations for this.
Medium is Ballpoint pen on Moleskine, 22k Gold Leaf applique and some Digital retouching.