The Dam

the dam

the dam

This is a painting from February of 2008. Started it about 3 years before that and put it aside because I got stuck and didn’t know what to do with it! It’s loosely inspired by a dam in Oklahoma that folks go to to fish or walk around or get drunk in the middle of the night, etc. You can walk around on the dry side, they’ll sound an alarm for quite awhile if they’re planning on opening the gates.

detail of "the dam"

detail of "the dam"

I went down there once and took photos, not just in shorts of course. So this isn’t really from memory, but about a way I see myself.

The me there is ALSO very inspired by this painting by Domenico Veneziano.

Domenico Veneziano

Domenico Veneziano: John in the wilderness

image from wikimedia commons, info: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH

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