|"Small is Home, and Far Away" Jason Burrell 2011|
Acrylic on Canvas: 2" x 2"
Suzanne mentioned the other day this contest being put on by u.forge gallery and said I should enter. They want miniatures: pieces measuring no more than 3" on a side.
I have a bunch of pieces I did on old business cards a while back, but that means the long side is about 3.5", so those were ineligible. Since the deadline to enter is tomorrow, and I only found out about the show on Thursday, I had to work fast.
So this is what I've been doing. I found these miniature canvases at this new art store in Central Square and decided to go that route rather than build custom wooden panels as had been my original plan.
This piece is supposed to be about the idea of home receding forever to the horizon. The American Dream never realized. I also wanted to create the sense of a huge space on what is officially the smallest painting I've ever done.
All in all, I'm very pleased with the piece. Maybe I'll even win something. Either way though, I like how it's come out, and I have 4 more of these itty-bitty panels to play with now.
Edit: As of January, 2012, this piece is now available as a print on my FineArtAmerica page. Check it out!