27.5 in. x 15 in.
Acrylic, house paint, oil pastel; on wooden cabinet door
Painting can be like archaelogy in reverse: instead of stripping away layers, to find what's underneath, you apply and apply layers, all of which but the final layer will never be seen again. This painting took a while to come around and in the end it wound up being a sort of twisted tribute to cigarettes, both as a consumable product and as a subject of advertising. Ready to hang.