November 2015

Skate Hieroglyphics


This was a diptych assignment in my second year at Langara. The purpose was to show two paintings that show a breakdown of a recognizable subject into an abstraction. The first painting (left) is of a teenager doing a trick on his skateboard. The second painting (right) moves away from the first and deconstructs the first painting by intensifying the formal qualities and breaking apart the shapes.

Emily May
Skate Hieroglyphics (diptych), 2015. 
canvas 1: 30" L x 38'' W // canvas 2:  30" L x 22" W
Acrylic on canvas

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