when i walked in to craighead green and saw the works of david crimson staring back at me, i was knocked sideways. his merging of old world art with new world technology is the primay focus for his paintings with the actual subjects becoming secondary . it’s a statement on modern technology and the glitches that happen where information is lost, corrupted, or duplicated. just think about when you stream videos and all the glitches that happen with a bad or slow connection. i was instantly reminded of that with his reworking of old masterpieces. everything is viewed through technology now and these glitches happen constantly. just walk through a museum anywhere in the word, and you will see more and more people are viewing art through the screens of their smartphones instead of with their eyes. this is a profound show that really makes the viewer think. the planning, technique, and skill required to create these works is mind blowing. the detail involved invites the viewer to look closely at all the nuances and it’s just incredible. portraiture really is the hardest subject to master and to bring out the essence of, but damn, david crimson does it and with ease. i highly recommend every see his work in person, it’s so beyond fantastic. he knows how to collage the parts of each work and really create incredible compositions.
if you have seen this work, feel free to share your thoughts. .
The blue heron, known for their long legs, long necks and harpoon like beaks are clothed in symbolism in different cultures. according to greek mythology, the heron, who tend to travel alone, was thought to be messengers of god.
with peace presiding their presence.
and grace guiding them wherever they go. the heron is said to herald his majesty.
and you are also designed to declare of his divinity.
you are meant to be his messenger.
because you have been given his grace.
because you have been given his peace.
and because you have been given his favor, you are meant to fly.
divine appointment “but you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, god’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
1 peter 2:9