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Art Show: 6th Annual Ripped Off Show


by John Penfold

Banner for 6th Annual Ripped Off Show art show

Art: Whirlpool by Artist John Penfold
I ripped off Whirlwind by Tyler J Smith.

I like the rough brush strokes, the ambiguous items and the unfinished look of Tyler's original work, where you can see plenty of white canvas at the edges. I wanted to use these elements to conjur up something definite, the way you see shapes in clouds sometimes.

So I conjured up a Whirlpool washing machine ! It is a front-loading machine like we have in Europe.

When you see my reflection in the glass of the door, the painting will "click" into place. I am topless because it was a hot day. You can also see my legs in red shorts, and bottles of washing liquid.

The detail shots show some of the "hidden" pictures, and Tyler's original Whirlwind.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art Whirlpool

Self portrait hidden in the painting

Detail Image for art Whirlpool

Whirlwind by Tyler J Smith

Detail Image for art Whirlpool

The artists legs hidden in the painting


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