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Saltbreaker

Original - Acrylic on Canvas - 43 × 30 cm
2,400$ (including taxes)
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About this artwork

Year2009 Dimensions43 × 30 cm (width×height) Medium Support

The title of this piece comes from Laura Veir’s album “Saltbreakers” which she explained in an interview as the name mariners used to give white-capped waves. That notion appealed to me since I come from a family of sailors (even though I had never heard and have never found independent evidence of the use of this word) and it fit the image of a cresting wave I was planning to paint. Around the same time I had also been reading a friend’s Twitter feed in which he bragged shamelessly about all his mediocre accomplishments; it brought to mind a line I had stumbled upon in a classic Captain America comic book in which a villainess chastises our hero by saying “I weary of your boasts.” The end result is an image that combines these disparate ideas, one that appears to be part of a grander but unresolved storyline. [Dimensions include frame]

Created by William Waggoner

I try to create works that will have an appeal on multiple levels, paintings that are still visually striking even if the subtext is difficult to fathom.

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