Reversing the Numbness

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Don't Panic

By no means am I an art connoisseur, but I know what I like when I see it. This past summer my wife and I went to Toronto for the weekend, and it happened to coincide with the Toronto Outdoor Art Festival. It's an awesome event, and it was probably the highlight of our trip. One of the artists we met there was Paul Robert Turner, and he had a couple of paintings on display there that were part of his "Don't Panic" series. We just couldn't stop looking at one in particular, and if we'd had an extra five grand on us, we probably would have bought it. As is, I'll have to make due with this image, which is Don't Panic 4. (He didn't have this one there.) If I owned this, or the one we saw in Toronto, I'd rotate it 90 degrees every couple of months, just so the poor sap on the ground could change positions every once in a while.

3 comments:

Hoop said...

That's pretty freakin' sweet! I love hyper-realistic stuff like that.

Fleming said...

I can't stop looking at this picture. I think it's the sharpness of the color.

SleekPelt said...

Man, I'm with you, fleming. In person, his stuff is really something. Like hoop said, hyper-realistic, and like you said, extremely vibrant in color. I have a photo of the one we saw in Toronto on my home computer -- I'll post it tonight if I get the chance. I think it's better.