Shades of Black and Nathalie White
Homage to Mike Kelley/Portrait as a Man
It’s only the beginning
With each passing day I’m morphing all the pieces (both the actual work and the thoughts in my mind) together into a more coherent, broader, and interesting narrative.
For starters: The surfboards are to be called STELLAR SURF TOTEMS, the word stellar meaning celestial, heavenly, solar. These STELLAR SURF TOTEMS contain imagery consisting of (my) two ruling planets the Sun and Pluto along with two horses (symbolizing my two children) atop the head of a man with arms flexed and with a large penis entering a vagina. The penis points downwards, inseminating not only the ‘women’ but the earth, the ‘terra firma’ from which these totems spring, eternal (hopefully), yet the phallic looking totem points upwards towards the heavens- for answers, perhaps?, towards deeper, more challenging questions mere mortals can only ponder.
It’s only the beginning (video stills)
Video stills from the video “It’s only the beginning”
They are available in two sizes:
81 x 51 cm | 32 x 20 inch
50 x 30 cm | 19.5 x 11.5 inch