I think this 48" x 48" acrylic (with small plastic mirrors) on 1 1/2" wrapped canvas MAY be the last of my Passions: Red & Black series.

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Comment by Michael Beckett on December 8, 2013 at 7:09pm

amazing idea and well executed! big thumbs up! :o)

Comment by Ev McTaggart on December 8, 2013 at 9:47pm

Thank you, Michael. It's the centrepiece of my exhibition at the Gladstone later this month.

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 8, 2013 at 10:47pm

I love it too,Ev !! Best of luck with the exhibition, I know it will be a great success !

Comment by Ev McTaggart on December 9, 2013 at 1:59pm

Thanks, Sharon. This is my biggest canvas ever! The only clear space I had to complete it was my kitchen floor. My drop cloth was an old shower curtain liner--and I barely had room to walk around the edges! I love the size of it, but I think I may go back to smaller canvasses.

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 9, 2013 at 3:36pm

You must have had a ball with it,Ev  I would like to move on to larger pieces but don't have much space to spread out in. If I tried the kitchen floor it would be covered in animal tracks within the hour. LOL Maybe that would look interesting?? LOL

Comment by Ev McTaggart on December 9, 2013 at 4:09pm

Ha ha, Sharon. I worried about that, too, though I don’t have animals. Every year, at least one  mouse gets into my house this time of year when the weather gets cold. We catch mousie quite quickly. However, this year we hadn’t yet seen a pre-Christmas mouse. I felt thinking, “What if he/she turns up just when I’ve got a floor full of wet paint?”  

My roommate suggested that it could improve the painting. He’s the chap who needs a cow to look like a cow. I don’t pay much attention to him!

Comment by Diana Heater on December 9, 2013 at 8:32pm

very cool,love the title too

Comment by Ev McTaggart on December 9, 2013 at 8:39pm

The title came about because of a study I read. Birds were dying of mercury poisoning in Maryland. Investigators felt the cause was their food supply, so they did a study. Turns out the problem was....spiders. I somehow got this news item co-mingled in my brain with another scientific study that showed the effects of drugs on a spider's ability to spin a web. You never saw such tangled webs! More examples of how we manage to poison our environment. The mirrors are my "look at the man in the mirror and change your ways" statement.

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 9, 2013 at 9:35pm

  Very interesting,Ev  What a shame it is that so much damage has been done already,but at least more people are more aware of that now and here in Spain there is a very big push to protect the environment from further damage.Here in the south, wind farms and solar power was in place long before the rest of the world caught on to the idea.One of the reasons I live here is because there is very little pollution. I think you will get a lot of questions about the title of this painting so you can tell them about the poor spiders and how to despose of unwanted drugs without throwing them down the toilet and polluting the water further then it is already.

Comment by Ev McTaggart on October 8, 2014 at 9:10pm

This painting sold for $1,200 at a recent environmental fundraiser. HOLY!!!!!


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