Saturday, May 15, 2010
'The boxing match 2009' un-pieced
I wanted to show a bit of background on how some of the pieces came together, and a bit of the process..
'The boxing match' which I painted in 2009 was based on my brother's first fight.. 'ding ding'.. the people that witnessed it, the way the day unfolded and some of the emotion involved. It was a good day, some of Adelaide's finest were there to see the fight, and helped make up the narrative as it evolved. Flip, aka Philippe Bechervaise, appears in the painting four times, and was referenced from a bunch of different times and places. Mick Martain, ex Kangaroos football player sat in the crowd at a table with a bunch of his mates, and made up the middle row of the painting. He is the larger bald guy in the middle. Home camp table, including the three Flip's made up the bottom. There was a great energy involved from the lights to, dare I say it, the dancing girls, which didn't end up making the cut. But the trainer and the TV camera man did.