Materials: Acrylic and enamel on MDF board.
Availability: For sale $500.
The story behind Jungle 2
Living in the form of a monkey isn’t much fun. I have done this in one of my past lives. Actually, I have lived several past lives in the form of various primates – a chimpanzee, a gorilla, and an orangutan. The worst part about living as a primate is that you have to conform to the expected norms of the species.
I am a very creative soul, and when living amid the jungle, I was always frustrated by the others of my tribe, who never stopped denying me my right to express myself with art.
I would set out to draw the other monkeys with a stick in the dirt. They would see this as a form of elitism and then proceed to bash me. Later I would try my hand at music, singing primal love songs to woo the females – and the brutish males would bash me for this too. Every attempt at living my life as an artist was thwarted. I just had to bide my time and store away in my soul the experiences of what a jungle looks like, what it sounds like, what it smells like.
So in all the many forms where I have existed (in a human form); I have led the life of an artist. In this current form, I offer to the world this abstract expressionist painting as a recollection of living as a primate, who mostly sat in a tree and watched the world go by. The jungles of Borneo; where a multitude of wild and colorful creatures live through their droll, animalistic existence.
Although this painting is to be sold unframed this is what it could look like. It is shown for a better understanding of its size and presence.