Atomic Dawn

Three years ago I created a piece titled “Atomic Peace.”  link here. This is a follow-up of that, three years later.  As you can see here now the figure has been decimated to a skeleton, a result of the extreme exposure to the nuke.  Now I don’t know if one can really be reduced to dust from the blast, but we’ve seen plenty of movies and tv specials that depict the devastating impact of nuclear explosion, and it’s quite possible we will one day witness the phenomenon in real life.  With the Trump in power and his unstable fingers on those nuke codes, and other countries like Iran and North Korea amping up their nuclear activities, it could only be a matter of time.

This piece is a roll back to the mixed techniques I had used back in ’13, using layers of pastel and charcoal over an underwash of watercolor, and the focal figure drawn in ink.   I’m constantly experimenting with different medium and techniques and I probably mentioned that I’d be hopping back and forth between them.  I’m not the type to stick to one medium or technique my whole life, I need to change it up.  I’m a tramp, a big tramp, and not ashamed of it.  I get that from Picasso, who’s also said it himself that he will never be tied down to one place.  And I’ve since thrown down associating my art with any particular art genre or style, because, well, I don’t know what to call my art, and I don’t give a (beep).

Peace out everyone.  And stay cool.  😉

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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