Tom Wudl Mandala of Oblivion #1, 2012 pencil, acrylic, oil paint, gold leaf, and gold paint on vellum image: 11 1/2 x 7 1/4 in. window: 12 x 7 7/8 in. frame: 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm) Image courtesy L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
After years of making my students paint reflective metallic objects to learn color and form, I painted some en masse in “Shiny Still Life” (2011 oil/linen 40” x 30”). I find still life objects everywhere; the strange container in the foreground (peace symbol on it) is a duck cooker from a flea market in Rome. My paintings usually integrate genres; this one straddles still life and landscape.
Sedation of millions- 44" x 59 Mixed media(collage and spray paint stencil) on canvas.
"The “Sedation of Millions” art is inspired by the title of my favorite Public Enemy album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back”. I think the biggest problem in America is the indifference and complacency about important issues that results from much of the population being perpetually hypnotized by conspicuous consumption, social media, entertainment, and self-medication. Using sedation and escapism for relief from the rat race might make us less aware (blissfully ignorant) but also less empowered to improve our role within the rat race… a vicious cycle of cause and effect.
"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart." ~Vincent van Gogh
Welcome to the HuffPost ImageBlog, where visual artists from around the world have been invited to share their work, studios and works-in-progress. Curated by our Arts & Culture team with the help of peer recommendations, the ImageBlog offers a glimpse into the most compelling visual projects of our time, from emerging talents and masters alike. Created by artist Kimberly Brooks for The Huffington Post.