"La Douleur Exquise"
Inspired by Chuck Palahniuk's novel, "Fight club", this painting is my interpretations of what I read within the pages. I tried to make conscious effort to stay away from images derived from the movie, and referenced artists and art history such as Titian and Alphonse Mucha, church altar pieces and Greek architecture.
This piece is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Collins, who was a father, husband, great friend who enjoyed mix martial arts and fighting games. Rest in peace, you are dearly missed.
This painting will be on display at AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference held in Seattle, Washington for March of 2014. It is a part of an exhibition called, "Ex Libris: 100 artists, 100 books"
Gouache and ink on paper,