Thursday, April 3, 2008
Attack of the B Movie
This is the show curated by Creep Machine (creepmachine.com) in San Francisco that I was asked to make work for. I chose to create a piece inspired by The Man of A Thousand Faces, Lon Chaney, Sr. This piece is based on his character in the lost film, London After Midnight.
As a tribute to a brilliant actor and make-up artist, this piece is titled "One of A Thousand Faces: Bloody London." The things Lon Chaney did for cinema and special effects literally formed the foundation used by make-up artists today.
He was an incredible performer who died far too young, and I plan to continue the series by showcasing others of his more elaborate characters. Anyhow, this is an image of Mr. Chaney, and the painting is acrylic and ballpoint pen on wood.