I called him “The Sand Man” because he reminded me of a controversial character in the movie “Django Unchained” one of the most brilliant productions of Quentin Tarantino. I quote , “Django….. You’ve got sand….. I’ve got no use for a slave with sand . That was a term used to state that a slave had tried to run away ….. That there was sand under his feet meant that he had attempted an escape.
It was not my initial intention to portray my character as such, but the painting lead me where it wanted to go and finally I saw this connection, having watched the movie somany times.
There is more to the skill of an artist than the artist can comprehend.
‘The Sand Man’ is on view at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland . Please visit links below for more details