"Twisted Turner"Spring 1997
19.5"w x 9.75"h x 1.5"d
Watercolor, construction horse wood, hardware

Turner for inspiration
A painting that mimics a Turner landscape also plays with the semantics of the word "turn" from "Turner" and ties in themes of destruction and reconstruction. The nut on the screw performs the action of turning. The painting behind the screw subtly suggests a tornado or "twister." The burned area behind the screw functions as an index to fire and destruction. This scene of destruction is also enclosed a symbol on construction, the wood of construction horses. The screw and nut that causes this destruction is also supporting the construction theme as these are hardware materials used in building.

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