Whether transcendental knowledge really exists is debatable just like many other abstract concepts. However, making this painting requires such discipline and self-control that for me it is beyond the ordinary, it is mystical, spiritual, elevating and transcendental.
Having moved ahead from the ArtPrize fiasco last year, this year I was determined to compete in the ArtPrize. Last years media accused me for marketing my art via gimmicks so this year I wanted to stay away from such a negative attention. There would be no 'controversy', no 'nudity' no so called 'attention seeking'. My painting would portray just pears, flowers or simply call it still life.
- Loose the money and disappoint all involved with the project.
- or to display the painting without permission and pay off all the fines if there were any.
The authority of the curator Clare Fox was only over the park and nowhere else. I decided collaborate with hundred of other venues so that I could abandon the park all together and displayed this giant monster all over the city. The painting went over the bridges, over the loading docks, by the river fishing area, underpasses, over the steps, under the steps, under the bridges, public walk ways, through the museum, via the art school, through the luxury hotels, private properties and more. This monster was so long that it caught everyone's attention and won admiration.