Airflow

"Airflow", 12 x 18 inches, acrylic and mixed media on wood, 2016
“Airflow”, 12 x 18 inches, acrylic and mixed media on wood, 2016

“Airflow” is one of 5 small bicycle themed paintings I completed recently. Multiple layers of collage elements, magazine clippings, and paint compose this painting. A rusted bottle cap graces the bottom right of the painting, capturing a small part of everyday life. In addition this rusted object symbolizes degradation and the lack of permanence in our society but also of the cycle of decay. Much like the cycle of a bicycles’ spinning gears, the cycle of decay is one of eventual renewal.