Sunday, October 12, 2008
Nick is a second year painting student at the National Art School. I had asked Nick to be involved in the show over the holidays. He did not get around to painting a work specifically for the show and on the day of hanging I had seen some of his still life works were impressive. He had painted numerous bottles of empty glass jars. I thought they seemed quite sterile and needed some bloodying - up. I suggested he put blood in one of them, in keeping with the theme of the show. The painting is small, but impressive and filled with hope and excitement of filling empty bottles with vibrancy and amusement. I took the painting that day to the DRs, stained with his blood red splatters of paint.